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Marxism and Christianity

Dependencies and Differences in Alasdair MacIntyre's Critical Social Thought

Peter McMylor

Alasdair MacIntyre, a leading moral philosopher in the English speaking world, was from his earliest intellectual formation influenced profoundly both by Christianity and Marxism. MacIntyre argues that Marxism has religious roots, in that it gains its vision of the good life of peace and reconciliation from Christianity, mediated by Hegel, but makes this life historically concrete. The article views MacIntyre's early intellectual career as a case study in the productive tension generated by an analysis of the connections between Christianity and Marxism. It is suggested that by examining the similarities and differences of these two traditions, MacIntyre points to the sources of radicalism that lie at the apparently conservative heart of western culture and reveals aspects of the continuing significance of this culture's religious background. He also points to the difficulties both traditions have in engaging with modern liberal culture.

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The Concept of Religion in Meiji Popular Discourse

An Analysis of the Newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun

Makoto Harris Takao

to Christianity ( seikyō ), to the traditions of Shinto, Buddhism, and Confucianism ( sankyō ), and to the didactic function of government ( seikyō ). 2 To this end, Yokoi's use of kyō is demonstrative of its long premodern history as a concept

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Zilka Spahić Šiljak

, Women, Religion and Politics: Impact Analysis of Religious Heritage of Judaism, Christianity and Islam on the Engagement of Women in Public Life and Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo: International Multireligious and Intercultural Centre

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Arian Hopf

religion but religion as a whole. One must remember that the nineteenth century was a period of tremendous change regarding the concept of religion. Not only was it detached from Christianity and perceived as a multiple category that included other belief

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Eternity and Print

How Medieval Ideas of Time Influenced the Development of Mechanical Reproduction of Texts and Images

Bennett Gilbert

. Gregory of Nyssa's intense analysis of eternality in his Adversus Eunomium became, like Augustine's, an authoritative conception of eternity in medieval Latin Christianity. 16 But a fateful ambivalence as to the nature if eternity existed in the neo

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Heidi Hakkarainen

Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums criticized Friedrich Wilhelm Carové's (1789–1852) view of humanism as a higher principle that promised emancipation from religion, thereby conflating Judaism and Christianity. 36 The paper not only presented Carové

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Anton Jansson, Kai Vogelsang, and Nele Kuhlmann

and Religion . In this work, Peter Harrison picks up a theme he has explored in many earlier variations, and naturally his earlier studies on the role of Christianity in the establishment of modern science in the West are important sources for the

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The Making of a Fundamental Value

A History of the Concept of Separation of Church and State in the Netherlands

Mart Rutjes

sparse political debates of the early nineteenth century. But the dominant views on the role of religion in society were similar: both the revolutionary governments and William I embraced the ideal of an enlightened form of (Protestant) Christianity as

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Sociocultural Change in Hungary

A Politico-Anthropological Approach

Ferenc Bódi and Ralitsa Savova

of Gothic cathedrals. The eminent historian also claims that Western European Christianity, which created modern states and societies, was born in this historical and cultural field. In essence, the American political scientist, political adviser

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Valentina Mitkova

followers. Defined as esoteric Christianity and occultism, the White Brotherhood proclaimed love, wisdom, truth, justice, and virtue as its major categories, perceived as attributes of the “historical, cosmic and mystical Christ.” The various ideological