Marxism and Religion

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BRILL, Feb 27, 2014 - History - 436 pages
In Marxism and Religion leading Chinese scholars and senior cadres introduce theoretical explorations of religion as well as half scholarly and ideological reformulations of Marxist perspectives on religion, an edifice earning mixed reception in China’s kaleidoscopic religious life.
 

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Contents

Opiate of the Masses with Chinese Characteristics Recent Chinese Scholarship on the Meaning and Future of Religion
1
Part One Theories of Religious Study
21
A Critical Perspective from the Development of Modern Western Religious Studies
23
2 Theories of Religion in Contemporary China
47
3 An Overall Inquiry into the Role Religion Plays in the Strategy of Cultural Development
81
A Fundamental Thesis of Chinese Sociology of Religion
95
5 A Tentative Analysis of the Relationship between Modernization and New Religions
134
6 The Development of Modern Society and the Evolution of Religion
156
8 An Outline of the Basic Theories and Development of Marx and Engels Historical Materialist View of Religion
207
9 A Comprehensive Understanding and Scientific Appraisal of Leninist Perspectives on Religion
263
10 A Survey of Marxist Perspectives on Religion in New China
292
11 On the Sinicized Marxist View of Religion
321
12 On the Socialist View of Religion with Chinese Characteristics
348
13 A Brief Discussion on Theories of Religion and Legal Reconstruction over the Past Twelve Years
376
14 Building a Harmonious Society and New Ideas of Religious Work
387
Bibliography
397

7 A Theoretical Examination of and Reflection on the Global Revival of Religion
189
Part II Marxist Perspectives on Religion and Religion in Contemporary China
205

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