Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel

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Imprint Academic, 2011 - Philosophy - 250 pages
Christian anarchism has been around for at least as long as "secular" anarchism. The existing literature cites Leo Tolstoy as its most famous (sometimes even as the only) proponent, but there are many others, such as Jacques Ellul, Vernard Eller, Dave Andrews or the people associated with the Catholic Worker movement. Both individually and collectively, these Christian anarchists offer a compelling critique of the state, the church and the economy based on numerous passages from the New Testament. Christian anarchism, the first generic study bringing together these different thinkers and reflecting on their contribution, is here made available in an abridged edition, thereby presenting Christian anarchism to a wider public. -- Cover, p. 4.

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User Review  - mreed61 - LibraryThing

This "political commentary" was a good read for the novice anarchist, especially. Beyond just Catholic Workers, it discusses several aspects of Christian anarchism. It helped me realise that on more ... Read full review

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User Review  - shannonkearns - LibraryThing

overall i really appreciated this book. Christoyannopoulos weaves together all of the different strands on christian anarchy to provide a picture of the thinking of the movement as a whole. no one has ... Read full review

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