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Engelsova misao o (ranom) hrišćanstvu kao preludijum za sociologiju religije
Engels’ thought of (Early) Christianity as a Prelude to the Sociology of Religion

Author(s): Nataša Jovanović Ajzenhamer
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, 19th Century Philosophy, Marxism, Philosophy of Religion, 19th Century, Sociology of Religion, History of Religion
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: Friedrich Engels; Early Christianity; Sociology of Religion; Marxist Theory; History of Sociological Theories;
Summary/Abstract: Engels’s study of the origins and ethics of early Christianity is an autonomous sphere of study that is independent of his works with Karl Marx. In several stages, Engels engaged himself in a critical study of historical sources on Christianity, as well as in the study of the revolutionary potential of religious movements in different historical periods. In this paper, we will first reconstruct Engels’ thought of Christianity, and then we will answer the question of whether Engels’ religious studies can be included in the corpus of research of the sociology of religion? The benefits of this way of designing the research problem are twofold: on the one hand, the history of the sociology of religion may pay more attention to Engels’s work and conclusions, while, on the other, it draws attention to another relatively neglected aspect of independent Engels study.

  • Page Range: 257-286
  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Serbian