Marx, Marxism and Theology

By Christopher Brittain in September 2014

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Runtime: 53 mins

Christopher Brittain discusses Karl Marx's life and his ideas, clarifying the distinctions between Marxism, communism, and Marxian thought. It emphasizes that engaging with Marx does not mean endorsing Stalinism or rigid thinking. Marx's views on communism differed from Soviet Russia, Leninism, Maoism, or other interpretations. The author suggests focusing on Marx's own words and using the term "Marxian" to indicate influence rather than full adoption. It mentions Marx's references to the Christian Bible and theological concepts to motivate his writing. The passage also covers Marx's background, his studies under Hegel, and the influences of philosophers Bruno Bauer and Ludwig Feuerbach on his thinking about religion.

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Produced in September 2014. Provisional captions.



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