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Christian Anarchy

Jesus" primacy over the powers
  • 267 Pages
  • 3.27 MB
  • English
W.B. Eerdmans , Grand Rapids, Mich
Christianity and politics, Powers (Christian theology), Christian anar
Statementby Vernard Eller
LC ClassificationsBR115.P7 E543 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 267 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24811906M
ISBN 100802802273
LC Control Number87006734

This book is a wonderful assest to both Christian political thought and anarchist thought.

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Followers of Christ will discover the merits of Christian Anarchism and anarchists' basis in a very unique (and in my opinion, correct) reading of Biblical texts.

Secular anarchists will see how the teaching of Christ can assist in attaining their goal Cited by: 8. Christian Anarchy is a very interesting book discussing the politics of the bible and how Christians should go about dealing with political institutions of power.

These include traditional Arky's such as governments, but also "arkys" such as churches and other "adversarial" organizations/5(2). I highly recommend Ellers quirky but powerful book. Be warned, while the first four and last two chapters of Christian Anarchy are worth the price of the book, the work bogs down in between, when Eller is very intent on convincing us that Karl Barth and Soren Kierkegaard were anarchists as he defines the term/5.

There is a great deal in Paul’s letters which seems to be interrelated with Hellenistic philosophical concepts. We will briefly survey the two main categories of Hellenistic thought which are represented in the Pauline corpus, extract the associated theological implications, and explore ideas for their application in contemporary culture.

Swanson, J. Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Hebrew (Old Testament) (electronic ed.). Logos Research Systems, Inc.: Oak Harbor. Both verbs are used in v.

28 in the Qal imperative, indicating that the clear and explicit divine plan for the creatures made in His image is to sit atop and expand a kingdom drawn out of the creative. Christian Anarchy Jesus' Primacy Over the Powers by Vernard Eller.

This publication was originally published by Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI: ). Bible selections are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright (NRSV) Christian Anarchy book the Division of Christian Education of the National Christian Anarchy book of the Churches of Christ in the USA.

Christian anarchists do not believe in government control over their personal lives, their income or personal decisions. They believe in total individuality, personal responsibility and resent the government telling them how to think, live or believe and hate the government stealing their money that they could be using to take care their own families, friends and others in ers: r/christiananarchism: Christian anarchism encompasses a wide range of views based around the intersection of Christianity and anarchism.

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Christian Anarchy: Jesus' Primacy Over the Powers: : Vernard Eller: Non-fiction Christian anarchism: Anarchist Portraits: Paul Avrich: Non-fiction History of anarchism: Anarchist Ideology and the Working-class Movement in Spain, – George Richard Esenwein Non-fiction Anarchism in Spain: For Anarchism.

A far-ranging study of the Christian relationship to the state and all wordly powers, this book is as provocative as its unusual title. "Christian Anarchy” says Vernard Eller, "is the faith in God's primacy as sovereign Lord and orderer of history which is given such weight that all the big claims of self-confident human scheming and power-play become sheer distraction.

God is an Anarchist Christian Anarchy. Written by Darrell Anderson. To the typical Christian the term Christian anarchy is an oxymoron, a strange contradiction of words.

Many Christians are taught to obey the statist rulers and authority. Indeed, Christians often are taught that the Bible demands obedience to political rulers. "Anarchy" ("unarkyness"), it follows, is simply the state of being unimpressed with, disinterested in, skeptical of; nonchalant toward, and uninfluenced by the highfalutin claims of any and all arkys.

And "Christian Anarchy"--the special topic of this book--is a Christianly motivated "unarkyness.". Deuteronomy - The man who acts presumptuously by not listening to the priest who stands there to serve the Lord your God, nor to the judge, that.

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A Christian anarchist does not depend upon bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One-Man Revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused, and dying world. Ammon Hennacy, "Christian Anarchism" in The Book of Ammon () An anarchist is someone who doesn't need a cop to make him behave.

This book has one major theme, a fairly specific context and an overriding thesis. The theme is the Christian’s responsibility in the face of political power.

The context is the alleged claim by most Christians who become involved in political action (whether from a right-wing or left-wing perspective, but mainly the latter) that they could operate power in society more righteously.

Christian anarchism has been around for at least as long as “secular” anarchism. The existing literature cites Leo Tolstoy as its most famous (sometimes even as the only) proponent, but there are many others, such as Jacques Ellul, Vernard Eller, Dave Andrews or the people associated with the Catholic Worker movement.

What I am doing (in a TWO-PAGE RESPONSE) is to indicate that I think the general aspiration of Christian anarchy is fine—it wants to make a positive difference in the world by the light of what it understands to be the gospel—but it is going about this good intention in the wrong way.

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Thus, as a Christian anarchist, he comes close to occupying a class of his own (though not quite all his own). I plan to write at greater length about Tolstoy’s fascinating book for a future “Etceteras” feature in The Independent Review.

Aside from its interest as a manifesto for Christian pacifism and anarchism, the book contains many. Anarchy and Christianity () by Jacques Ellul. Title: Anarchy and Christianity By: Jacques Ellul Translated By: Geoffrey W. Bromiley Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Cascade Books Publication Date: Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 6 ounces ISBN: ISBN Series: Jacques Ellul Legacy Stock Pages: Anarchy Christian Church.

22 likes. The fathers heart is our true self, AmenFollowers: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Eller, Vernard. Christian anarchy. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B.

Eerdmans, © (OCoLC) Online version. Jacques Ellul blends politics, theology, history, and exposition in this analysis of the relationship between political anarchy and biblical faith. On the one hand, suggests Ellul, anarchists need to understand that much of their criticism of Christianity applies only to the form of religion that developed, not to biblical faith.

Christians, on the other hand, need to look at the biblical 4/5(5). Therefore – in one sense – you can’t be a Christian and an anarchist, because you can’t sustain anarchy.

Romans There’s absolutely no wiggle room in Romans 13 for those who wish to engage in anarchy, civil disobedience, or to just ignore the laws of their country. Christian Anarchy is a very interesting book discussing the politics of the bible and how Christians should go about dealing with political institutions of power.

These include traditional Arky's such as governments, but also "arkys" such 4/5(1). Christian Anarchism "Christian Anarchism" is the view that Jesus should be our Law-giver, not Bill Clinton and the Supreme Court, not the United Nations, and ; not Maurice Strong and the Council on Foreign Relations.; Christian anarchists believe that society is more orderly, harmonious, and prosperous when people are committed to Jesus Christ and His Word, rather than to the.

Book review of Anarchy and Christianity, by Jacques ns Publishing Company: Grand Rapids, MI.

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/ trans. to English pages. Retail: $ Jacques Ellul () was a French sociologist, philosopher, and theologian, but his main profession was teaching law at the University of Bordeaux.

He held strong views about the nature of. Christian Anarchy, also known as Christian libertarianism, is the belief that the only source of authority to which Christians are ultimately answerable is God, embodied in the teachings of Jesus.

Most are pacifists, and feel that earthly authority such as government or the Christian Church do not, and should not, have power over them. Leo Tolstoy is notable for having. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, Description: xiv, pages ; 22 cm.

Jesus’ Primacy over the Powers, Vernard Eller, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, Jacques Ellul first introduced me to this theme after I had been raised in the faith for over 25 years. Strange to say that, when the Bible begins with the theme in Genesis One!

(See my book review of The Lost World of Genesis. “A feverish, fearless writer.” —Christine Schutt, author of All Souls, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “The Gospel of Anarchy is a beautiful, searching and sometimes brutally funny Taylor writes with fierce precision and perfect balance.” —Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask Following his critically acclaimed short story collection Everything Here Is the Best Thing.

This is a formula for religious anarchy, and Scholem was perfectly aware of that implication. As a young man, he’d been attracted to political Author: George Prochnik.