ANATHEMA is an appropriate word to include in the title of any book dealing with the relationship between C hristianity and marxism. The Vatican decree of 1870 asserting Papal infallibility concluded with the words “If anyone presume to contradict this our definition: let him be anathem a”. Thus the Roman Catholic church continued its war against civilization, materialism and all the lures and false philosophies which lead to damnation. And that was what would come to all who would not heed the warning; nothing less than anathema and consignment to hell. Of course time has changed the force of the curse but many Christians would still apply the term anathem a to Communism.
Recommended CitationDiscussion: ALR 11, Australian Left Review, 1(11), 1968, 22-34.