I’ve just added this book to my “to read” list, but here’s a review by Keith Hebden that makes it look interesting: A Pinch of Salt: Christian anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel:
A Review of Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Christian Anarchism: A political commentary on the gospel, Exeter, Imprint Academic, 2010.
Alex Christoyannopoulos’s new publication, Christian anarchism has been an labour of love for the author who has worked with thoroughness and care to present an almost exhaustive everything of Christian anarchism…
Christoyannopoulos notes the literalism in much of the Christian anarchist tradition as evidence of its place in a modernist worldview. This happens to be the same enlightenment worldview out of which anarchist theory was born. A post-modern shift in thinking for Christian anarchism would helpfully push boundaries of thinking, speaking and doing. Perhaps engagement with other faiths and contemporary anarchists will help make this happen.
Alexandre Christoyannopoulos does a great job of outlining the arguments that have been made and suggesting a number of possible directions for future discussion. This book could easily be for Christian anarchism what Gustavo Guttierez’s A Theology of Liberation was for that school of thought. And if anyone thinks theology can’t change anything look at The Jubilee Debt campaign, Fair Trade and the many other ways in which liberation theology has shaped political agendas and policies over the last fifty years. Then buy this book and see if Christian anarchism can do it all over again.