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      Quote Originally Posted by M14Brony View Post
      I am currently reading Karl Kautsky's Foundations of Christianity.
      Im not sure If my original post was lost or not but regardless, how on earth did you come across Kautstky yet alone choose to read that particular work of his?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Silver Shill View Post
      Im not sure If my original post was lost or not but regardless, how on earth did you come across Kautstky yet alone choose to read that particular work of his?
      I have been into left-wing politics for a number of years, and I was interested in reading a historical materialist work on the rise of Christianity.

      Even though I live alone, I ended up taking a good deal on a two bedroom apartment a few years ago so I could turn the other bedroom into my personal library.
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      Quote Originally Posted by M14Brony View Post
      I have been into left-wing politics for a number of years, and I was interested in reading a historical materialist work on the rise of Christianity.
      Nice, I mainly know Kautsky from the smashing Lenin gave him in State and Revolution. Have you read Fauerbachs Essence of Christianity? I recall him being one of the founding figures of what would become historical materialism. Also have you read anything about dialectical materialism?

      Nice job scoring that second room, its always a bother finding space books (especially when you have a backlog)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Silver Shill View Post
      Nice, I mainly know Kautsky from the smashing Lenin gave him in State and Revolution. Have you read Fauerbachs Essence of Christianity? I recall him being one of the founding figures of what would become historical materialism. Also have you read anything about dialectical materialism?

      Nice job scoring that second room, its always a bother finding space books (especially when you have a backlog)
      On an interesting note, Lenin's The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky is a superb "follow up" to The State and Revolution. Kautsky obviously ended up abandoning Marxism, but his work on Christianity is worth reading (it also predates his complete abandonment of Marxism).

      I have a copy of Feuerbach's Essence of Christianity, but I haven't read it yet. I have read some basic works on dialectical materialism (Anti-Dühring, Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy, The ABC of Materialist Dialectics, In Defense of Marxism, bit and pieces of Plekhanov, etc. but I would like to brush up on the subject again, as it has been some time since I have read such works (full-time work and full-time college had me busy for a couple of years).
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      Quote Originally Posted by M14Brony View Post
      On an interesting note, Lenin's The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky is a superb "follow up" to The State and Revolution. Kautsky obviously ended up abandoning Marxism, but his work on Christianity is worth reading (it also predates his complete abandonment of Marxism). I have a copy of Feuerbach's Essence of Christianity, but I haven't read it yet. I have read some basic works on dialectical materialism (Anti-Dühring, Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy, The ABC of Materialist Dialectics, In Defense of Marxism, bit and pieces of Plekhanov, etc. but I would like to brush up on the subject again, as it has been some time since I have read such works (full-time work and full-time college had me busy for a couple of years).

      That is some very interesting reading material you have ahead of you. As for myself Ive a few of the classics but find the works made by progress publishers like the ABC books to be very helpful. Now whilst I grasp historical materialism quite well dialectical materialism has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. I read a few works and articles on it however I find my understanding to be superficial and short lived, being unable to readily apply it in new situations outside of the examples in the text. I know its a core component of Marxist analysis but it has always struck me as having a very odd mystical element to it. Though I have heard that Lenins "Materialism and Empirio-criticism" is meant to be one of the better texts on it, I confess Ive yet to track down a copy.

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