Monday 27 July 2009

New perspectives

A mere 45 pounds (or 68 US dollars)!
That's probably the way to announce it.

I am just informed that Religious anarchism - new perspectives is ready, a book with contributions of no less than three contributors of A Pinch of Salt!

A pdf with the introduction by Peter "Demanding the Impossible" Marshall and a teaser of the first chapter can be found here.


  • PREFACE - vii

    Part I: Christian Anarchist Pioneers

  • Chapter One The Pelagian Mentality: Radical Political Thought in Fifth Century Christianity by Richard Fitch - 2
  • Chapter Two A Theology of Revolutions: Abiezer Coppe and the Uses of Tradition by Peter Pick - 30
  • Chapter Three Religious Dissenters and Anarchists in Turn of the Century Hungary by Bojan Aleksov - 47
  • Chapter Four A Dead Seed Bearing Much Fruit: The Dutch Christian Anarchist Movement of the International Fraternity by André de Raaij - 69

    Part II: Christian Anarchist Reflections

  • Chapter Five Love, Hate, and Kierkegaard’s Christian Politics of Indifference by Richard A. Davis - 82
  • Chapter Six Responding to the State: Christian Anarchists on Romans 13, Rendering to Caesar, and Civil Disobedience by Alexandre J. M. E. Christoyannopoulos - 106
  • Chapter Seven Building a Dalit World in the Shell of the Old: Conversations between Dalit Indigenous Practice and Western Anarchist Thought by Keith Hebden - 145
  • Chapter Eight The Church as Resistance to Racism and Nation: A Christian, Anarchist Perspective by Nekeisha Alexis-Baker - 166

    Part III: Buddhist, Daoist, and Muslim Anarchism

  • Chapter Nine Anarchism or Nihilism: The Buddhist-Influenced Thought of Wu Nengzi by John A. Rapp - 202
  • Chapter Ten Kenneth Rexroth’s Integrative Vision: Anarchism, Poetry, and the Religious Experience in Post-World War II San Francisco by Michael T. Van Dyke - 226
  • Chapter Eleven To Be Condemned to a Clinic: The Birth of the Anarca-Islamic Clinic by Mohamed Jean Veneuse - 249
  • Chapter Twelve Imagining an Islamic Anarchism: A New Field of Study Is Ploughed by Anthony T. Fiscella - 280

    Contributors - 318
    Index - 323

  • Seriously: books like this generally are destined for libraries of universities and comparable scientific collections. If you are in a position to ask for it at such a place, please do. It is the best bet to be able to read it...

    (But perhaps you are wealthy enough to buy it yourself).