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Christoyannopoulos, Alexandre J. M. E.

Works: 8 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 1,614 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Alexandre J. M. E Christoyannopoulos
Religious anarchism : new perspectives by Alexandre J. M. E Christoyannopoulos( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both religion and anarchism have been increasingly politically active of late. This edited volume presents twelve chapters of fresh scholarship on diverse facets of the area where they meet: religious anarchism. The book is structured along three themes: early Christian anarchist "pioneers," including Pelagius, Coppe, Hungarian Nazarenes, and Dutch Christian anarchists; Christian anarchist reflections on specific topics such as Kierkegaardian indifference, Romans 13, Dalit religious pra
Christian anarchism : a political commentary on the Gospel by Alexandre J. M. E Christoyannopoulos( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian anarchism has been around for at least as long as ""secular"" anarchism. Leo Tolstoy is its most famous proponent, but there are many others, such as Jacques Ellul, Vernard Eller, Dave Andrews or the people associated with the Catholic Worker movement. They offer a compelling critique of the state, the church and the economy based on the New Testament
Essays in anarchism and religionnVolume 1( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in anarchism and religion( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's political thought by Alexandre J. M. E Christoyannopoulos( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), besides writing famous novels such as War and Peace, also wrote on political thought, especially later in his life, putting forward a political philosophy which might be termed "Christian anarchism". This book provides a comprehensive overview of Tolstoy’s political thought. It outlines in a systematic way Tolstoy’s thought, which was originally articulated unsystematically in diverse, often informal writing, such as pamphlets, letters and speeches, as well as books, and in his novels, where Tolstoy’s thinking is put forward implicitly through the novels’ characters. The book sets out the basic themes of Tolstoy’s political thought: his acceptance of the teachings of Jesus, his criticism of the way in which Jesus’s teachings have been preached by the church through traditional creeds and dogma, his passionate rejection of political violence both by the state and those working for reform, his plea for a non-violent response to violence and injustice, and his call for society to forego its institutional shackles and enact a community of peace, love and justice. The book also includes background information on the Russia of Tolstoy’s time, including the religious context; and a discussion of how Tolstoy’s political thought has been received, both by his admirers, who included Gandhi, and his critics
Anarchisme et religion by Lara Apps( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorising Christian Anarchism A Political Commentary on the Gospel by Alexandre J. M. E Christoyannopoulos( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract This thesis argues that there is a tradition in political theology and in political theory that deserves to be called "Christian anarchism." The various thinkers that contribute to this tradition have never before been considered to be part of a theoretical movement or tradition, and the originality of this thesis is to weave these thinkers together and present a generic theory of Christian anarchism. . Taken together, thinkers like Tolstoy, Ellul, Elliott and Andrews put forward a comprehensive exegesis of Jesus' teaching and example as implying a critique of the state and a vision of a stateless society. Based on this understanding of the Gospel, they accuse both the state and the church of contradicting, betraying and corrupting the essence of Christianity. Some Christian anarchists - Eller in particular - even see Romans 13 and the "render unto Caesar" passage as not discrediting but indeed confirming their interpretation, and although more activist Christian anarchists sometimes disagree on the potential role of civil disobedience, they do all stress that what matters above all is obedience to God Moreover, they all call for the "true" church to lead the Christian anarchist revolution by example, despite the very demanding sacrifices which this involves. They point to numerous examples of similar witness ever since the early church, and themselves strive to emulate such examples in their own lives - the Catholic Worker movement being perhaps the most notable example in this regard Thus, Christian anarchist thinkers' critique of the current order and appeal to follow God's radical commandments echoes the voices of the prophets of old, calling society to return to God's covenant. By weaving their scattered voices together - by theorising Christian anarchism - this thesis provides a political commentary on the Gospel which contributes as much to political theory as it does to political theology
Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume 1( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Religious anarchism : new perspectives
Christian anarchism : a political commentary on the Gospel
Alternative Names
Alexandre Christoyannopoulos filosoof uit Griekenland

Alexandre Christoyannopoulos franc-greka aŭtoro kaj politologo

Alexandre Christoyannopoulos französisch-griechischer Autor und Politologe

Alexandre Christoyannopoulos French-Greek writer and academic

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