Marx-Engels Correspondence 1864

Marx to Engels


Source: Marx Engels On Literature and Art, Progress Publishers, 1976;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden;

January 20, 1864

Apropos of Lazarus I am reminded of Renan’s The Life of Jesus. In many regards this is a mere novel, full of pantheistic-mystical phantasies. However, the book is in some ways superior to its German predecessors, and since it isn’t very long, you must read it. Naturally it is based on the German studies. Quite remarkable. Here in Holland, the German critical theological school is so much a l'ordre du jour that clerics openly proclaim their allegiance to it from the pulpit.