Antonio Gramsci and the Question of Religion provides a new introduction to the thought of Gramsci through the prisms of religious studies and comparative ethics. Bruce Grelle shows that Gramsci's key ideas - on hegemony, ideology, moral reformation, "traditional" and "organic" intellectuals - were formulated with simultaneous considerations of religion and politics. Identifying Gramsci's particular brand of Marxism, Grelle offers an overview of Gramsci's approach to religion and applies it to contemporary debates over the role of religion and morality in social order and social change. This book is ideal for students and scholars interested in Gramsci, religion, and comparative ethics.
Bruce Grelle is Professor and Director of the Religion and Public Education Project in the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities at California State University, Chico, USA.
Introduction 1. Religious Ethics, Ideology, and Culture 2. Antonio Gramsci and "The Question of Religion or Worldview" 3. Myth, Religion, and the Intellectuals 4. World Order in a Global Age 5. Religion, Ethics, and the Discourses of Social Change 6. Religion, Ethics, and Ideology