„The most surprising and original part of [ Lucien Goldmann's] work is, however, the attempt to compare— without assimilating one to another— religious faith and Marxist faith: both have in common the refusal of pure individualism (rationalist or empiricist) and the belief in trans-individual values— God for religion, the human community for socialism. In both cases the faith is based on a wager— the Pascalian wager on the existence of God and the Marxist wager on the liberation of humanity— that presupposes risk, the danger of failure and the hope of success.“

—  Michael Löwy, p. 17 http://books.google.com/books?id=gyOHaZFpvL8C&pg=PA17
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