What are the best books about Christian anarchism?

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    #1That Holy Anarchist: Reflections on Christianity & Anarchism

    That Holy Anarchist: Reflections on Christianity & Anarchism

    That Holy Anarchist: Reflections on Christianity & Anarchism is a book about religion written by Mark Van Steenwyk. Originally published in 2012, it provides an analysis focusing the relationship between anarchism and Christianity.

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    Justin Woods
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "In my search for books about Christian Anarchism, I came across this book while browsing amazon's selection. This book covered the topic in great detail and made me think about it in ways I hadn't thought of before, I'd definitely recommend it to somebody else looking for more info."
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    #2Anarchy and Christianity

    Anarchy and Christianity

    Anarchy and Christianity is a book about religion that is written by Jacques Ellul and translated by Geoffrey William Bromiley. Originally published in 1988, it focuses the relationship between political anarchy and biblical faith.

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    Amanda Mason
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Well, if you are looking for a good book which combines politics, theology, history, political anarchy, and faith then reading Jacques Ellul's "Anarchy and Christianity" is a good place to start. It was published in 1988 and translated by Geoffrey William Bromiley. It's a great read for the topic!"
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    #3On Civil Government: Its Origin, Mission and Destiny and the Christian's Relation to It

    On Civil Government: Its Origin, Mission and Destiny and the Christian's Relation to It

    On Civil Government: Its Origin, Mission, and Destiny, and the Christian's Relation to It is a book about religion by David Lipscomp. Originally published in 1989, it discusses the relationship between the church and the civil government.

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    Sharon Qin
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I read this book thinking that it would be a good book to learn about separation of the Christian church, but I found that I didn't agree with a lot of it. The way that this author views government is a little off to me and felt forceful."
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    #4Living on Hope While Living in Babylon: The Christian Anarchists of the 20th Century

    Living on Hope While Living in Babylon: The Christian Anarchists of the 20th Century
    Though Christendom has come to an end, it appears that old habits die hard. Jesus promised his followers neither safety nor affluence, but rather that those who come after him should expect persecution. Christian discipleship and tribal nationalism, however, despite the legal separation of church and state, continue to be co-opted into the nation-state project of prosperity and security. This co-option has made it difficult for the church to recognize her task to be a prophetic witness both for and against the state. That only a small pocket of Christians bear witness against such an accommodation of Christian practice is disconcerting; and yet, it breeds hope. In Living on Hope While Living in Babylon, Tripp York examines a few twentieth century Christians who lived such a witness, including the Berrigan brothers, Dorothy Day, and Eberhard Arnold. These witnesses can be viewed as anarchical in the sense that their loyalty to Christ undermines the pseudo-soteriological myth employed by the state. While these Christians have been labeled pilgrims, revolutionaries, nomads, subversives, agitators, and now, anarchists, they are more importantly seekers of the peace of the city whose chief desire is for those belonging to the temporal cities to be able to participate in the eternal city--the city of God. By examining their ideas and their actions, this book will attempt to understand how the politics of the church--an apocalyptic politic--is necessary for the church to understand her mission as bearer of the gospel.
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    Sharon Feng
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Sometimes it's nice to read about other ideas in your own faith. Sure, most everyone I know is a Christian, but not everyone is a non-denominational one or even a baptist or something like that. I had met my best friend in college and she was a Christian anarchist. Which I thought was dumb until she told me to read Living on Hope While Living in Babylon: The Christian Anarchists of the 20th Century. While, it's not my idea of religion, I repsect that it's hers."
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    #5Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel

    Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel

    Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel Origins is a non-fiction book written by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos. Originally published in 2010, the book focuses on Christian anarchism and its relationship with the Gospel.

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    Andrea Ford
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I learned about Christian anarchism in my theology class recently and I've been trying to find out more. This book is really educational and interesting, although it can be a bit dry at times."
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    #6Crashing the Idols: The Vocation of Will D. Campbell (and any other Christian for that matter)

    Crashing the Idols: The Vocation of Will D. Campbell (and any other Christian for that matter)

    Crashing the Idols: The Vocation of Will D. Campbell (and Any Other Christian for That Matter) is a book written by Will Davis Campbell and Richard C. Goode. Published in 2010, it proposes that Christ has already set things right.

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    Brandon West
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I will say that this book is not for people who don't like complex books. This one can be a bit hard to get through, but it is rewarding and challenged a lot of my closely held beliefs. "
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    #7The Catholic Worker Movement: Intellectual And Spiritual Origins

    The Catholic Worker Movement: Intellectual And Spiritual Origins

    The Catholic Worker Movement: Intellectual and Spiritual Origins is a non-fiction book written by Mark Zwick. Originally published in 2005 by Paulist Press, it discusses the legacy of the Catholic Worker Movement.

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    Nicholas Hughes
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Received this today, so preliminary impressions only here. Have to tell you that Plugable sent me a "welcome" email before I even got the dock saying that Sierra has made their (and other DisplayPort) products so buggy they recommend putting off or even reversing the upgrade to Sierra and stressing the "one display" part of the product title on top of that. Also their website says the Dell is known to have problems with dock DisplayPort connections, and said some had had success with connecting to the dock's USB-C port. So, wasn't sure I could get what I wanted done with this dock but thought I'd try."
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    #8The Convention: A Parable

    The Convention: A Parable

    The Convention: A Parable is a fictional novel written by Will Davis Campbell. Originally published in 1988 by Peachtree Publishers, The Convention: A Parable focuses on events centering on the breakdown of organized religion.

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    Bobby Butler
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "It was okay. It feels rather dated but there is enjoyment to be had, especially with the ending. The characters all feel like caricatures and I have some issues with the content, but overall it's not too bad. "
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    #9Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance:

    Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance:

    Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance is a non-fiction book written by Will Davis Campbell. Edited by Richard C. Goode, it was originally published in 2010. It provides an anthology about American religious history.

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    Janice Adams
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance is an amazing book with very powerful insights into religious history and the rebels who have driven change in the faith, definitely one of the best books about Christian anarchism that I've ever come across. I highly recommend this book."
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    #10The Kingdom of God Is Within You

    The Kingdom of God Is Within You
    The Kingdom of God Is Within You is a book about religion written by Leo Tolstoy and translated by Constance Garnett. Originally published in 1893, it postulates that Christianity is not just a religion but also a workable philosophy.
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    Benjamin Stewart
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Christianity has a fascinating history, specifically dealing with its potential philosophical applications. "The Kingdom of God Is Within You" is a book dedicated to this notion of converting aspects of Christianity into a set of usable philosophical principles. "
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