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The Other Journal: Marxism

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Overview

The literary critic and Marxist philosopher Fredric Jameson has said, “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.” Indeed, the military, social, and political effects of capitalism are felt throughout the planet. Even as we acknowledge the negative effects—imbalances of power, imperialist exploitation, social alienation—we are captivated by its message of self-sufficiency and success. In this issue, The Other Journal examines the potentially surprising intersections of Marxism with Christianity and the ways this nexus of thinking and faith may help us contend with and recognize the powers of the market.

The editors remark, “in this issue we set out to learn from the critical theories associated with Marxism as a way of demystifying the new secular powers that reign over our world. Indeed, if it is true that the emperor (or the medieval church) has been replaced by the market as the dominant structure of the day, then it is finally time to broaden the resources our theology engages in order to help us unmask the pretensions of the market’s power.” The issue features essays, reviews, an interview, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art.

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Key Features

  • Examines intersections of Marxism with Christianity
  • Points to how we can recognize and contend with the powers of the market
  • Combines essays, fiction, poetry, reviews, and interviews

Contents

  • “For Money,” poem by Hannah Faith Notess
  • “What Marx Can Teach Christian Theology—and the Church—about Being Christian,” essay by Silas Morgan
  • “The Blame Lies with the Christians: Helmut Gollwitzer’s Engagement with Marxist Criticism of Religion,” essay by W. Travis McMaken
  • “Pamoja House,” creative nonfiction by Jonathan Hiskes
  • “From London to Durham: A Theological Peregrination,” essay by Luke Bretherton
  • “Always Historicize! On Fredric Jameson, the Tea Party, and Theological Pragmatics,” essay by Thomas J. Millay
  • “Tax Season,” fiction by Alex McCauley, illustrations by Benjamin Violet
  • “Power, Economics, and Christian Faith from Below: An Interview with Joerg Rieger,” interview by Timothy McGee
  • “Scenes from the Mall,” essay by D.L. Mayfield
  • “Luke 13:30: Tired Application,” poem by Brett Foster
  • “On the Monstrosity Of Christ: Karl Barth in Conversation with Slavoj Žižek and John Milbank,” essay by Paul Dafydd Jones
  • “The Actuality of Liberation’s Problem,” essay by Daniel Colucciello Barber
  • “Karl Marx and the Trouble with Rights,” essay by Kevin Hargaden
  • “Tomatoes, Coffee, and Birth Defects: Unfair Trade and the Church’s Response to It,” essay by David Schmidt
  • “Marxism versus Global Finance: A Review of Kenneth Surin’s Freedom Not Yet,” review by Christina McRorie
  • “silent wealth,” poem by Elizabeth Myhr

Product Details

  • Title: The Other Journal: Marxism
  • Editors: Andrew David, Tom Ryan, and Dan Rhodes
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Resource Type: Journals
  • Topic: Philosophy

About The Other Journal

The Other Journal is a publication that encourages discussion regarding the intersections of theology and culture. It provides a place for Christian interdisciplinary reflection, exploration, and expression. The journal was founded in 2002 by Chris Keller (a psychotherapist from Seattle, WA) and Brian Munz (a web developer from Philadelphia, PA). Since 2007, The Other Journal has partnered with the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

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