The principle of hope and liberation theology

HideShow resource information

marxists are often thought of as to seeing religion as an entirely conservative ideology - a set of ruling class ideas that legitimate class inequalities. However, Marxists recognise that ideas, including religous ideas, can have relative-autonomy-they can be partly independent of the capitalist economic base of society. Thus religion can have a dual character, sometimes being a force as well as stability.

Ernest Bloch; the principle of hope;

  • The marxist bloch, sees religion as having dual character. He accepts that religion often inhibits change, but argues that it can also inspire protest and rebellion. Religion is an expression of the 'principle of hope' - our dreams of a better life,


No comments have yet been made

Similar Sociology resources:

See all Sociology resources »See all Religion and beliefs resources »