Karl Marx is Baptized a Protestant Hot

Karl Marx is Baptized a Protestant

Karl Marx
Source: John Mayall

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Karl Marx is baptized a Protestant at the age of six. His father, Heinrich Marx, converted from Judaism to Protestantism in 1816 or 1817 because Prussia banned Jews from the bar and he wanted to continue practicing law.

His mother, Henriette, won't convert from Judaism to Christianity until 1825 — she is waiting out of respect for her father, who is still alive.

There is no evidence that the family embraces Lutheranism, either the practice or the doctrines, nor is there any evidence that they live as believing Jews. Marx will identify himself as an atheist and as irreligious.

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