Marxism and religion

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  • Marxism and Religion

    , by LÖWY Michael

    The Marxist view of religion has been greatly over-simplified, typically identified with the well-worn refrain that it’s the “opiate of the people.” Michael Löwy challenges this misconception, and presents us with a much more nuanced view of Marxism and religion.
    Is religion still, as Marx and (...)

  • Marxists and Religion — Yesterday and Today

    , by ACHCAR Gilbert

    1. Classical Marxism’s theoretical (’philosophical’) attitude towards religion combines three complementary elements, the germ of which can be already found in the young Marx’s Introduction to Hegel’s Philosophy of Law (1843-44):
    • First a critique of religion, as a factor of alienation. The human (...)