Marxism and Religion
|Dates:||12 April 2018|
|Times:||10:00 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Symposium|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Marxism is having a mini-revival in the context of the 2008 economic crash. A new generation of radical scholars appear to be inspired by aspects of the Marxist tradition and are theorising the political and social context of radical politics. At the same time, religion has attained a new prominence during the years when Marxism was asleep, indeed within contemporary social theory there is discussion of ours now being a post-secular society. This symposium will look again at the explanation of religion by Marxism. However it is also important to ask this question in reverse and explore the ‘religious’ aspects of Marxism. Do Marxism and Religion overlap, can they speak to each other or are they bitter enemies?
Organised by Peter McMylor and Graeme Kirkpatrick.
If you would like to come to the symposium, please email Peter McMylor to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAMME (provisional, will include a break for lunch):
- Denys Turner (Yale Theology School,) ‘How to deceive by way of the truth: Marx, the Christian, and the Ideological’
- John Milbank ( Theology, University of Nottingham) response to the papers by the late Andrew Collier ( to be circulated)
- John O'Neill(Philosophy, University of Manchester,) on 'Marxism and the Possibility of Secular Redemption'
- Joe Hayns (University of Oxford) The 'Popular Movement in the Rif' ('Hirak'):a left- wing form of Islam in northern Morocco?"
- Nadim Mirshak (Sociology, University of Manchester) Islam and the Egyptian Left
- Pritam Singh (Business School,Oxford Brookes University) on Sikhism and Marxism.
- Peter Scott (Theology, University of Manchester) 'Marxism, Christianity and Ecology'
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