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By Alexandre Christoyannopoulos

Publish yr note: First released in 2010

Christian anarchism has been round for no less than so long as secular anarchism. Leo Tolstoy is its most renowned proponent, yet there are lots of others, comparable to Jacques Ellul, Vernard Eller, Dave Andrews or the folks linked to the Catholic employee stream. they provide a compelling critique of the kingdom, the church and the financial system in keeping with the hot testomony.

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That is, the words include a hyphen except in some quotations, where the particular preference of the author being quoted is always respected. [40] The italics and the phonetic syntax used by the King James Version have been removed, however, as they are unnecessary for this exegesis. in his own writings, and the book contains many quotations from these authors which deliberately hint at Bible passages using the wording of the King James Version. With regards to the Bible, this book pays no attention to the important debates in Biblical scholarship on the relative authenticity of different sections of it.

Given that his writings are very recent, he is not cited by the many Christian anarchists who lived and published on the topic long before him. His work does however clearly belong to the Christian anarchist school of thought. Key writers in the Catholic Worker movement The Catholic Worker movement, which is still mostly based in the United States, is by definition a movement rather than just a group of thinkers. As with most movements, however, it was founded by visionaries who committed their vision into writing, not least, of course, in the newspaper after which it is named and which is at the heart of the Catholic Worker community.

What qualifies this diverse range of thinkers as “Christian anarchists” is specified in each case below, but on a general note, each of these “Christian anarchists” (as they are often hereafter referred to) have something to contribute to the perspective that Christianity logically implies a form of anarchism, that anarchism logically follows from Christianity—the defining characteristic of Christian anarchism. These thinkers have either written openly about something they describe as Christian anarchism, are widely described by others as Christian anarchists, or have something to say which helps strengthen the case for Christian anarchism.

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