Engels: The First Marxist Historian and Anthropologist of Religion

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 in the UK. He was awarded his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is currently interested in processes of rapid social change and intersections of politics and religion.


This chapter provides a brief biographical sketch of Engels’s life before moving on to consider the extent of the collaborative relationship between Engels and Marx and Engels’s influence on historical and anthropological accounts of religions.

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Tremlett, Paul-Francois. Engels: The First Marxist Historian and Anthropologist of Religion. Religion and Marxism - An Introduction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2023. ISBN 9781800502871. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44045. Date accessed: 07 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44045. Mar 2023

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