Get 40% off select Statistics books or choose from thousands of Archive eBooks at 9.99 each!

Stalin: From Theology to the Philosophy of Socialism in Power

Authors: Boer, Roland

Free Preview
  • Examines the complex role of theology in Stalin’s political philosophy through a painstaking study of Stalin's texts
  • A pioneering study of the thought generated from the realities of socialism in power
  • Identifies distinctly new – and for some controversial – contributions Stalin made to the Marxist tradition
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6367-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6366-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4865-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book not only explicates Stalin’s thoughts, but thinks with and especially through Stalin. It argues that Stalin often thought at the intersections between theology and Marxist political philosophy – especially regarding key issues of socialism in power. Careful and sustained attention to Stalin’s written texts is the primary approach used. The result is a series of arresting efforts to develop the Marxist tradition in unexpected ways.

Starting from a sympathetic attitude toward socialism in power, this book provides us with an extremely insightful interpretation of Stalin’s philosophy of socialism. It is not only a successful academic effort to re-articulate Stalin’s philosophy, but also a creative effort to understand socialism in power in the context of both the former Soviet Union and contemporary China.

------- Zhang Shuangli, Professor of Marxist philosophy, Fudan University 

 

Boer's book, far from both "veneration" and "demonization" of Stalin, throws new light on the classic themes of Marxism and the Communist Movement: language, nation, state, and the stages of constructing post-capitalist society. It is an original book that also pays great attention to the People's Republic of China, arising from the reforms of Deng Xiaoping, and which is valuable to those who, beyond the twentieth century, want to understand the time and the world in which we live.

-------Domenico Losurdo, University of Urbino, Italy, author of Stalin: The History and Critique of a Black Legend.

 

About the authors

Roland Boer is a distinguished overseas research professor at Renmin University of China, Beijing, and research professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Among numerous works on Marxism, religion and philosophy, he has published the five-volume work, The Criticism of Heaven and Earth (2007-14). In 2014 he was awarded the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize. He has also published Lenin, Religion, and Theology (2013) and is director of the ‘Socialism in Power’ international research project.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6367-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6366-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4865-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stalin: From Theology to the Philosophy of Socialism in Power
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6367-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6367-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6366-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4865-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 240
Topics