chapter  1
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On philosophy and world views

The aim of this book is to make clear the philosophical relations between the Christian and Marxist world outlooks, with a view to showing to what extent they can be reconciled. At the present time, indeed, Marxism and Christianity do not look like the two leading contenders for dominant world view, at least in Europe and North America. The other two world views that I shall describe shortly - liberalism and neo-paganism - are both more fashionable. But fashion is no guide to truth, and anyway there are large parts of the 'Third World' where Christianity and Marxism are very much alive and kicking. And one thing both views have in common is the belief that having a large share of this world's goods is not conducive to insight into truth!