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TREMLETT, Paul-François. "On the formation and function of the category ’religion’ in anarchist writing"

Saturday 13 December 2014, by R.C.

Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2004) 5:3, 367/381.

The author examines Bakunin’s and Herbert Read’s views on religion. Bakunin perceives history as a road to progress; religion belongs to the past and will disappear with science and modernity. Read considers religion as associated with art; it is possible that a new religion will be found in art. "[…] the formation and function of the category religion in anarchist writicing is critical to the constitution of the past and its relations with the present. The experience of religiion is an experience whose limit is given in advance and whose horizon is precisely delineated."