Anarchy and Christianity

Anarchy and Christianity

Jacques Ellul | Wipf & Stock Publishers

  • $24.99
    Unit price per 

1 in stock



Jacque Ellul blends politics, theology, history, and exposition in this analysis of the relationship between political anarchy and biblical faith. While he clarifies the views of each and how they can be related, his aim is not to proselytize either anarchists into Christianity or Christians into anarchy. 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 texts and not reject anarchy as a political option, for it seems closest to biblical thinking. After charting the background of his own interest in the subject, Ellul defines what he means by anarchy: the nonviolent repudiation of authority. He goes on to look at the Bible as the source of anarchy (in the sense of nondomination, not disorder), working through Old Testament history, Jesus’ ministry, and finally the early church’s view of power as reflected in the New Testament writings.


We Also Recommend

The Three Dimensions of Freedom

The Three Dimensions of Freedom

Regular price $14.99
Slow Down: Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature Stories

Slow Down: Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature Stories

Regular price $29.99
Breaking News (#1 Kensy and Max)

Breaking News (#1 Kensy and Max)

Regular price $16.99
Grumpy Little King

Grumpy Little King

Regular price $24.99
Dare to Lead: Bold Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts

Dare to Lead: Bold Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts

Regular price $29.99
x