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By Alexandre Christoyannopoulos

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2010

Christian anarchism has been round for no less than so long as secular anarchism. Leo Tolstoy is its most famed proponent, yet there are lots of others, equivalent to Jacques Ellul, Vernard Eller, Dave Andrews or the folks linked to the Catholic employee circulation. they give a compelling critique of the nation, the church and the economic system according to the hot testomony.

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Christian anarchist “thinkers” There remains to introduce the main protagonists of Christian anarchist thought, the separate threads that this book weaves together into a generic outline of Christian anarchism. 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.

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. First published in 1933 (and sold ever since at the price of one cent), this newspaper has multiplied into many local versions of the Catholic Worker, each published by local communities brought together by the ideas of its founders. Although the majority of the columns of these newspapers do not amount to systematic and scholarly publications on Christian anarchism, they do nonetheless sometimes touch on more theoretical issues and thus contribute to a generic outline of Christian anarchism.

70 It certainly contains very little of direct value to Christian anarchist thought. com (accessed 10 April 2007). [70] Tarleton was involved in the “house church movement,” which he describes as anarchic. together a generic outline of Christian anarchism, references to Tarleton are minimal. Supportive thinkers On top of the Christian anarchist thinkers introduced thus far, the case for Christian anarchism sometimes finds support in arguments put forward by a number of thinkers who do not themselves reach the anarchist conclusions that these arguments could lead them to.

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