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Foundations of Christianity : a study in Christian origins by  Karl (1854-1938) Kautsky - First Edition - 1925 - from MW Books Ltd. (SKU: 228428)

Foundations of Christianity : a study in Christian origins

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Foundations of Christianity : a study in Christian origins

by Kautsky, Karl (1854-1938)

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London : Allen & Unwin, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Good copy in original gilt-blocked cloth with new end-papers. Spine bands and hinges somewhat worn and bumped. Remains well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 480 p. ; 24 cm. Notes; Title pages guillotined. Originally published: New York : International Publishers, 1925. Includes bibliographical references and index. Translation of: Der Ursprung der Christentums. 13. Aufl. Stuttgart : Dietz, 1923. Subjects; Christianity - Origin. Church history - Primitive and early church, (ca. 30-600). Jews - History. Rome - History.


Foundations of Christianity is a 1908 book by Marxist theoretician Karl Kautsky. In it, he attempts to explain the origins of Christianity, and claims that it can best be explained by historical materialism rather than divinity. The first edition in English, published in 1925 by George Allen and Unwin, followed the eleventh German version. The German text was re-translated into English by Henry F. Mins, and published by Russell and Russell in 1953. In 1972, a translation by Jacob W.


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