Religion, Theology, and Class

Fresh Engagements after Long Silence

  • Joerg Rieger

Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Joerg Rieger
      Pages 1-23
  3. Basic Definitions and Challenges of Class

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Richard D. Wolff
      Pages 27-42
    3. Vítor Westhelle
      Pages 61-73
  4. Understanding Class in Historical Contexts

  5. Class in Relation to Poverty, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-224

About this book


This important collection of essays addresses the question of why scholars can no longer do without class in religious studies and theology, and what we can learn from a renewed engagement with the topic. This volume discusses what new discourses regarding notions of gender, ethnicity, and race might add to developments on notions of class.


capitalism inequality poverty religion religious studies theology

Editors and affiliations

  • Joerg Rieger
    • 1
  1. 1.Perkins School of TheologySMUUSA

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