Marx: Religion, Ideology, Power, and Change

Religion and Marxism - An Introduction - Paul-Francois Tremlett

Paul-Francois Tremlett [+-]
Open University
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Paul-François Tremlett is a senior lecturer in religious studies at the Open University. His research interests include classical and contemporary anthropological and sociological theories of religion and the broad constitution of religion as a site of study in societies experiencing rapid social change. He is the author of Towards a New Theory of Religion and Social Change: Sovereignties and Disruptions (Bloomsbury 2021) and co-edited Ritual and Democracy: Protests, Publics and Performances (Equinox, 2020). He also co-edits the Bloomsbury Series ‘Religion, Space and Place’.


This chapter considers some of the different ways Marx talked about religions in his writings before looking more closely at how they are implicated in Marx’s base-superstructure model of society, particularly in relation to the concept of ideology.

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Tremlett, Paul-Francois. Marx: Religion, Ideology, Power, and Change. Religion and Marxism - An Introduction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 10-19 Jul 2023. ISBN 9781800502871. Date accessed: 10 Jun 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44044. Jul 2023

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