Sozialismus, Katholizismus und Okkultismus im Frankreich des 19. Jahrhunderts
Die Genealogie der Schriften von Eliphas Lévi
[Socialism, Catholicism, and Occultism in Nineteenth-Century France: The Genealogy of the Writings of Eliphas Lévi]
Aims and Scope
This study radically reformulates the importance of socialist trends in European religious history. By examining the emergence of the radical socialist Alphonse-Louis Constant (1810–1875), who is regarded as the founder of occultism under the name Eliphas Lévi, it reveals the religious character of socialism during the July monarchy and its surprising persistence in new religious movements after 1848.
- xviii, 700 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Socialism; Catholicism; occultism; secularization
- Scholars of religious studies, political sciences, philosophy, theology, and history of science.