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For Communists The Communist Manifesto, joint product of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), is, indeed, an "immortal" document. In the whole realm of communistic literature no other publication has exerted so potent and far-reaching an influence as the Manifesto. In A Handbook of Marxism, the official manual of orthodox Communism, the Manifesto occupies. the first place. The last document in the Handbook, "A Programme of the Communist International" (1928), is, as the "Programme" itself declares, "in a sense a restatement of The Communist Manifesto of 1848 in relation to the imperialist stage of capitalism." The "Programme" repeats verbatim sentences of the Manifesto, reiterates its fundamental philosophic premises, and while it lags far behind the Manifesto in inflammatory eloquence, it closes on the same threatening note.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Bretscher, Paul M.
"The Communist Manifesto,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 17, Article 59.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol17/iss1/59