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The Gospel According to Marxism: Zhu Weizhi and the Making of Jesus the Proletarian (1950)

College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China
Religions 2019, 10(9), 535; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10090535
Received: 31 May 2019 / Revised: 12 September 2019 / Accepted: 13 September 2019 / Published: 19 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Christian Literature in Chinese Contexts)
This article explores the integration of Marxism into the Gospel narratives of the Christian Bible in Zhu Weizhi’s Jesus the Proletarian (1950). It argues that Zhu in this Chinese Life of Jesus refashioned a Gospel according to Marxism, with a proletarian Jesus at its center, by creatively appropriating a wealth of global sources regarding historical Jesus and primitive Christianity. Zhu’s rewriting of Jesus can be appreciated as a precursor to the later Latin American liberation Christology. View Full-Text
Keywords: The Gospel; Marxism; Zhu Weizhi; Jesus the Proletarian; Life of Jesus The Gospel; Marxism; Zhu Weizhi; Jesus the Proletarian; Life of Jesus
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Wang, Z. The Gospel According to Marxism: Zhu Weizhi and the Making of Jesus the Proletarian (1950). Religions 2019, 10, 535.

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