Books for changing the world
Menu
Menu
Red Theology
On the Christian Communist Tradition

In this illuminating new study renowned researcher Roland Boer unearths the little studied, but widely influential, tradition of Christian communism.

In Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition, Roland Boer presents key moments in the 2,000 year tradition of Christian communism. Defined by the two features of alternative communal practice and occasional revolutionary action, Christian communism is predicated on profound criticism of the way of the world. The book begins with Karl Kautsky—the leading thinker of second-generation Marxism—and his oft-ignored identification of this tradition. From there, it offers a series of case studies that deal with European instances, the Russian Revolution, and to East Asia. Here we find the emergence of Christian communism not only in China, but also in North Korea. This book will be a vital resource for scholars and students of religion and the many aspects of socialist tradition.

Series

Other books by Roland Boer

  • In the Vale of Tears

    In the Criticism of Heaven and Earth series's final volume Roland Boer presents his own views on Marxism and Theology.
  • Criticism of Earth

    Long a topic of debate and discussion, Boer sets the record straight about Marx, Engels, and Religion
  • Criticism of Theology

    Roland Boer draws on a vast depth of scholarly knowledge to reclaim the rich contribution of Marxism to theological studies
  • Criticism of Religion

    Roland Boer draws on a vast depth of scholarly knowledge to reclaim the rich contribution of Marxism to theological studies
  • Criticism of Heaven

    This volume consists of a critical commentary on the interactions between Marxism and theology.