The World Religions In Idealistic And Materialistic Perspective : The Loss And Recovery Of The Idea
This book is concerned with the loss of the idea in modernity and its possible rediscovery in post modernity. Marx and Engels define the idealist as a man who presupposes a divine being of some kind before nature and human history: and the materialist as a man without such presupposition. For the critical theory of religion or dialectical religiology, an idealist is a man who like Anselm of Canterbury, presupposes a highest idea, which must contain being, otherwise it would not be the highest idea. An idealist is a man who presupposes this ontological proof for the existence of God. It is the thesis of this book that the German historical materialist superseded the German historical idealists too abstractly and that this resulted with Lenin in an inadequate theory and politics of religion and the later turn into red fascism and the victorious neo-liberal counter revolution in 1889, in spite of the great patriotic war and the heroic victory over European fascism. The purpose of the book is to prepare a new theory of revolution or better still provolution, which is open for progressive elements in religion or pro-ligion
Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Citation for published book
Siebert, Rudolf J. The World Religions in Idealistic and Materialistic Perspective: The Loss and Recovery of the Idea. Sanbun Publishers, 2019.
Siebert, Rudolf J., "The World Religions In Idealistic And Materialistic Perspective : The Loss And Recovery Of The Idea" (2019). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 836.