Language: English . Brand New Book. Visionary utopian thinker finds the atheist core of the bible. In recent years religious faith has come under much scrutiny from secular progressives. Fear of a rise in Islamic and Christian fundamentalism has prompted numerous attacks on the belief in God which make no attempt to understand its source. In this long unavailable book, Ernst Bloch provides an original historical examination of Christianity in an attempt to find its social roots. He pursues a detailed study of the Bible and its long standing fascination for ordinary and unimportant people. In the Bible stories promise of utopia and their antagonism to authority, Bloch locates the appeal to the oppressed - the desire to transcend without transcendence . Through a lyrical yet close and nuanced analysis he explores the tensions within the text that promote atheism, against the authoritarian metaphysical theism imposed on it by priest interpreters. At the Bible s heart he finds a heretical core and claims, paradoxically, that a good Christian must necessarily be an atheist. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: In the twenty-first century, religion has come under determined attack from secular progressives in documentaries, opinion pieces and international bestsellers. Combative atheists have denounced faiths of every stripe, resulting in a crude intellectual polarization in which religious convictions and heritage must be rejected or accepted wholesale.
In the long unavailable Atheism in Christianity, Ernst Bloch provides a way out from this either/or debate. He examines the origins of Christianity in an attempt to find its social roots, pursuing a detailed study of the Bible and its fascination for ‘ordinary and unimportant’ people. In the biblical promise of utopia and the scriptures’ antagonism to authority, Bloch locates Christianity’s appeal to the oppressed. Through a lyrical yet close and nuanced analysis, he explores the tensions within the Bible that promote atheism as a counter to the authoritarian metaphysical theism imposed by clerical exegesis. At the Bible’s heart he finds a heretical core and the concealed message that, paradoxically, a good Christian must necessarily be a good atheist.
This new edition includes an introduction by Peter Thompson, the Director of the Centre for Enrst Bloch Studies at the University of Sheffield.
About the Author:
Ernst Bloch (1885–1977) is one of the most important German Marxist thinkers of the 20th century and one of the great theorists of utopia. A friend of Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht and Theodor Adorno, his works include The Principle of Hope, Spirit of Utopia and Traces.
Peter Thompson, for many years the Head of Plant Physiology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a pioneer in the conservation of threatened plant species, laid the foundations for the Millennium Seed Bank.
Título: Atheism in Christianity (Hardback)
Editorial: Verso Books
Año de publicación: 2009
Condición del libro: New
Descripción Verso, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo, Hardback with No Jacket, (xxx + 257pp), Few Light Marks to Cloth, Overall, A Very Good Copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 009377-B1
Descripción Verso, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111844673715
Descripción Verso Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 2nd edition. 257 pages. 8.25x5.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk1844673715