Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume 1

April 24, 2017|
Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume 1 by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos
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Anarchism and religion have historically had an uneasy relationship. Indeed, representatives of both sides have regularly insisted on the fundamental incompatibility of anarchist and religious ideas and practices. Yet, ever since the emergence of anarchism as an intellectual and political movement, a considerable number of religious anarchists have insisted that their religious tradition necessarily implies an anarchist political stance. Their stories are finally gaining increasing public and scholarly attention.

Reflecting both a rise of interest in anarchist ideas and activism on the one hand, and the revival of religious ideas and movements in the political sphere on the other, this book examines a range of examples of overlaps and contestations between the two from a diverse range of academic perspectives.

The first pioneering volume of Essays in Anarchism & Religion comprises eight essays from leading international scholars on topics ranging from the anarchism of the historical Jesus to Zen Buddhism and the philosophies of Max Stirner and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

In a world where political ideas increasingly matter once more, and religion is an increasingly visible aspect of global political life, these essays offer scholarly analysis of overlooked activists, ideas and movements, and as such reveal the possibility of a powerful critique of contemporary global society.

Alexandre Christoyannopoulos is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University, which he joined in 2010. He is the author of Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel (Imprint Academic, 2010) as well as a number of articles, chapters and other publications on religious anarchism and o...
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Title:Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume 1Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:330 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.69 inShipping dimensions:330 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.69 inPublished:April 24, 2017Publisher:Stockholm University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9176350436

ISBN - 13:9789176350430

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