A Guide to Being a Communist Calvinist with Roland Boer #zesty

There is only one person equipped to provide a guide for being a Communist and a Calvinist and that man – Roland Boer – is on the podcast.  Roland, a preacher’s kid, had an intellectual conversion in school when he moved from liberation theologians to reading Marx for himself.  Since then he has established himself as the world’s premier scholar of Marxist criticism of religion and scripture. I ran into Roland during the American Academy of Religion this November and managed to find a quiet corner of the convention center to record this conversation [find out what Roland & I did here].  It was a real treat to get to meet Roland in person and has ear for an afternoon.  If only I had been recording when we discussed his time as a youth minister… next year!

Roland Boer, Jeffrey Robbins, Clayton Crockett

* Check our Roland’s Legendary Blog [Stalin's Moustache] NOW!

* Go get yourself a Roland Boer book!  In the intro to the podcast I mention checking out Roland’s Rescuing the Bible.

* Join Bo this Lent & read through Tony Kriz’s Neighbors and Wise Men.

* Check out Roland’s faculty page at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

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5 comments
Gus Kroll
Gus Kroll

What was the name of the "Radical Christian Socialist" that he mentions from the Russian Revolution?

stephenmk
stephenmk

@trippfuller what a great interview! Roland is awesome. Miss ya

RtRDH
RtRDH

@trippfuller i love Roland Boer and his work!

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  1. […] Let’s look at some of the other greats of the broader Calvinist tradition. A lot of people have respect for Karl Barth, a Reformed (code word for Calvinist) theologian. Another is Reinhold Niebuhr. He was Reformed. In fact, my old Presbyterian pastor idolized that man. Another big name Reformed theologian is Jürgen Moltmann. He is associated with liberation theology, and that is something a lot of people would not associate with Calvinism. Or what about Roland Boer, the Calvinist Communist? […]