Engels: The First Marxist Historian and Anthropologist of Religion
Religion and Marxism - An Introduction - Paul-Francois Tremlett
Paul-Francois Tremlett [+]
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 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.