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1. Title Title of document 11. Towards a Vulgar Marxist Reading of Christian Origins Today - Critical Theory and Early Christianity
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country James Crossley; St Mary's University; United Kingdom
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religion; Philosophy
4. Subject Keyword(s) Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, Judith Butler; Early Christian Thought; Critical Theory
5. Subject Subject classification Early Christian Thought; History of Ideas; Critical Theory
6. Description Abstract James Crossley provides a deliberately anachronistic reading of the origins of Christianity through a comparison with Marxist revolutions, Marxist readings of revolutions, Marxist revolutionaries, and Marxism after the revolution. While the comparison is absurdist, it can still give us an insight into the ways in which political movements survive, adapt, and transform—including the movement that would become Christianity. The essay gives some consideration to the recent political events and the revival (and now fall?) of left-wing movements.

7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 28-Oct-2022
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.30155
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Critical Theory and Early Christianity
16. Language English=en English
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) 4th Century CE; contemporary
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd