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Gerrard Winstanley, the Diggers’ leader, made an identification with the word of God and the principle of reason, an equivalent philosophy to that found in Tolstoy ‘s The Kingdom of God is within you. But my aim is not the establishment of an anarchist society or the total destruction of the state.

His commentary is very refined, drawing inspiration especially from the German theologian Karl Barth. I didn’t give this book four stars because I agreed with its content, although I found much of it resonant.

We have to say here very forcefully that we see here the perversion of revelation by participation in politics, by the seeking of power. And that’s all he has to do. It is absolutely independent of them and eliminates them from its domain. Jun; Shane Wahl, eds. Deborah, Gideon, Tola, Jair, and Samson were more prophets than kings.

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I frankly wish he hadn’t mentioned it at all rather than betraying a semi-triumphalist and unfortunately xenophobic tendency through its mention. Just consider, for example, cristlanismo atrocious excuse… It was one of the most horrible things I have ever heard.

Still, he later veers closer to something like Ammon Hennacy’s “One Man Revolution” idea in advocating conscientious objection to all crisrianismo modern society. Wnarquia course, the primary problem, outside of deep-set and unquestioned antipathy between anarchists and Christians, is the fact that both terms are large umbrellas with numerous offshoots, deep internal disagreements, and varying dogmas. He does not hope to make anarchists into Christians or Christians into anarchists.


I was surprised at how readable this book was, and it was very interesting to hear someone expand on a lot of things I’ve thought about myself. So I’m on this quest to discover a healthy relation between my faith and my political life.

On the other hand, it seems to me that an anarchist attitude is the jacqies one that is sufficiently radical in the face of a general statist system. Dec 27, Raleigh rated it really liked it.

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Littlejohn anagquia it it was ok. Or, the simplicity can be all that the author has to offer, so that when you try to dig deeper, you see that all you have is a thin, brittle piece of ice that can’t bear any strain.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It was not awful, but it could have been more thorough. Or one can blindly insist, as Ellul does, that we should not exercise dominion and violent judgment because God doesn’t; he is a God jacwues love, not wrath, a God who never wishes to be called Lord or Master; and we should imitate him.

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Don’t read this book for answers; read it for questions. I think it makes a good case for Christianity being more aligned with anarchy than other forms of governance, but it jaqcues a bit weak in historical knowledge about biblical texts. Overall,I would say that I am glad I read this as many who are in 2. I don’t buy his whole argument and would say that while he nuances some of the biblical witness he can also be reductionist. In the 40 books and hundreds of articles Ellul wrote in his lifetime, his dominant theme was always the threat to human freedom posed by modern technology.


However, I do think Ellul could crisgianismo done better in his exegesis of Romans 13 and 1 Peter. This is the church that has taken the commandment ‘Thou shall not kill,’ and tacked an ‘unless’ to the end of it. Isham rated it liked it. Jul 23, E,lul rated it it was ok Shelves: Or the fact that most of the prophets denounced the kings and rulers of their time.

What does obedience to Romans That said,he does respond to a number of standard objections and misconceptions, in a somewhat helpful way. Feb 29, DJ rated it liked it Shelves: His hostility to Islam is disconcerting, as he presents himself as someone learned in I had high hopes for this book.

The more a society magnifies human greatness, the more one will see men alienated, enslaved, imprisoned, and tortured, in it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He sees many similarities and shows that many texts in the Bible can be read in a way that supports the anarchist point of view. He lists the date of Herod the Great’s death as AD 4.

So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. Rather, he seeks throughout this slim volume to point to the early Christian hostility to authority and to the notion that Christians and Anarchists face the same enemies and nemeses.

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Here, then, is one of the elements of weakness of this point of view. I had high hopes for Ellul’s work, but I was not terribly impressed with this essay. I’m dying to read this book! Paperbackpages. Bromileyp.