Publications

Below are the details for some of my publications, many which are available freely online. Also listed are current/ongoing research projects (either not completed yet or not yet published). Please feel free to contact me on a.christoyannopoulos_at_gmail.com for any comments or questions, to ask for unavailable publications, or to report any broken links. My ORCID ID is orcid.org/0000-0001-5133-3268.

Books

Journal articles

Book chapters

  • "Religious Radicalism", co-authored with Anthony T Fiscella, in Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics, edited by Uri Gordon and Ruth Kinna (Routledge, 2019). 10,500 words. [Forthcoming].
  • "Anarchism and Religion: Exploring Definitions", co-authored with Matthew Adams, introduction to Alexandre Christoyannopoulos and Matthew S. Adams (eds.), Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume II (Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2018), 1-19. 5,800 words. [Freely available here and here.]
  • "Anarchism and Religion", co-authored with Lara Apps, in Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy, edited by Nathan Jun (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 120-151. 10,500 words. [Revised version of "Religious Studies and Anarchism" below. Freely available here.]
  • "Anarchism and Religion: Mapping an Increasingly Fruitful Landscape", co-authored with Matthew Adams, introduction to Alexandre Christoyannopoulos and Matthew S. Adams (eds.), Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume I (Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2017), 1-17. 5,000 words. [Freely available here.]
  • "The Golden Rule on the Green Stick: Leo Tolstoy's Postsecular International Thought", Towards a Postsecular International Politics: New Forms of Community, Identity, and Power, edited by Luca Mavelli and Fabio Petito (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 81-102. 9,000 words. [Freely available here. Also presented at Dialogue of Civilizations: World Public Forum conference (in Rhodes), September 2014, available here.]
  • "A Christian Anarchist Critique of Violence: From Turning the Other Cheek to a Rejection of the State", in Law, Morality and Politics: Global Perspectives on Violence and the State, edited by Stephen King, Carlo Salzani, and Owen Staley (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010), 19-26. 3,000 words. [Freely available here. This is a ruthlessly condensed version of the paper listed further below.
    • French translation by Jean-Marie Dumortier, Edith Buissart and Alexandre Christoyannopoulos: "Une critique anarchiste chrétienne de la violence: Tendre l'autre joue comme un rejet de l'État", in Religion et contestation, edited by Jérôme Grosclaude (Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2016), 37-61. [Freely available here.]
    • Greek translation by Christos Iliopoulos: "Μια Χριστιανική Αναρχική Κριτική της Βίας: Από το Γύρισμα και της Άλλης Παρειάς στην Απόρριψη του Κράτους", to be published in print in the future. [Freely available here.]
  • "Die Bergpredigt - ein christlich-anarchistisches Manifest: Ausgewählte Passagen libertär interpretiert", in Christlicher Anarchismus: Facetten einer libertären Strömung, edited by Sebastian Kalicha (Freiburg: Verlag Graswurzelrevolution, 2013), 49-88. [More information here. German translation by Sebastian Kalicha of significant parts of Chapter 1 of Christian Anarchism.]
  • "Christian Anarchism: A Revolutionary Reading of the Bible", in New Perspectives on Anarchism, part of the Out Sources: Philosophy, Culture, Politics series, edited by Nathan Jun and Shane Wahl (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2010), 149-167. 9,500 words. [This is a significantly revised version of the PSA 2006 paper listed below.]
  • "Responding to the State: Christian Anarchists on Romans 13, Rendering to Caesar, and Civil Disobedience", in Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives, edited by Alexandre J. M. E. Christoyannopoulos (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2009), 106-144. 15,000 words. [Freely available here and here.]
    • Greek translation by Christos Iliopoulos: to be published in print in the future. [Freely available here.]
  • "Tolstoy’s Anarchist Denunciation of State Violence and Deception", in Anti-Democratic Thought, edited by Erich Kofmel (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2008), 85-100. 7,000 words. [This is a condensed version of the Anarchist Studies paper listed above.
    • Russian translation by A. Kabanov: “Порицание Толстым насилия и лжи государства с позиции анархизма”, in A.A. Guseinov and T.G. Shchedrina (eds), Лев Николаевич Толстой, part of Философия России первой половины ХХ века book series (Moscow: РОССПЭН, 2014), pp. 277-298. [Freely available here.]

Conference papers (sample)

  • "Tolstoy's Approach to Christianity", presented at the "Anarchism" workshop of the Manchester Workshops in Political Theory in September 2010. 15,500 words.
  • "'Him Only Shalt Thou Serve': A Christian Anarchist Critique of the Westphalian International Order", presented at the British International Studies Association Annual Conference in December 2008, and at the "Rethinking Anarchy: Anarchism and World Politics colloquium" in June 2010. [Freely available here and here.]
  • "A Christian Anarchist Critique of Violence: From Turning the Other Cheek to a Rejection of the State", presented at Inter-disciplinary.net's "Evil, Law and the State" 4th global conference and at the Political Studies Association's 60th Annual conference in March 2010. [Freely available here and here.]
  • "The Contemporary Relevance of Tolstoy's Late Political Thought", presented at the 21st World Congress of the International Political Science Association in July 2009. 8,500 words. [Freely available here, here and here.]
    • w Portuguese translation by Bruno Luis Marra Silva and Ligia Chicareli Kawata: "A relevância contemporânea do pensamento político tardio de Tolstói" (2012). [Available here.]
  • Christian Anarchism: The Forgotten Politics of Jesus' Rule of Love", presented at the Political Studies Association's Annual Conference in April 2006. [An improved version was presented at the World International Studies Conference in July 2008, and is freely available here and here. The original version is available here, here, and here.]
  • "Tolstoy the Peculiar Christian Anarchist", presented in June 2006 at the first Jesusradicals UK conference titled "God Save the Queen: Anarchism and Christianity today". 2,500 words. [Freely available here, here, here, and here.]

Encyclopedia entries

Book review

  • Book review of Tripp York's Living on Hope While Living in Babylon: The Christian Anarchists of the 20th Century (Cambridge: Lutterworth, 2009), Anarchist Studies, 18/2 (2010): 126-127. 600 words.

Doctoral thesis

  • "Theorising Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel" (PhD Thesis, University of Kent, 2008). [Freely available via EThOS here, and here.]

Public engagement

  • "Musings on the News" (occasional blog), Socratic Hive.
  • "Livre-enquête. Anarchie et religion", a 45-min live radio interview (in French) for LibrAdio.org, aired on 7 April 2018, freely available as podcast on Audioblog Arte Radio here.
  • "Christian and Anarchist!", Fotini Mastroinni blog, 1 November 2017. 2,800 words. [Freely available here.]
    • Simultaneous Greek translation published as "Και Χριστιανός και Αναρχικός!" here.
  • "Think the world’s in a mess? Here are four things you can do about it", The Conversation, 16 November 2016. 1000 words. [Freely available here.]
  • "«Gesù è stato il primo anarchico» Da Tolstoj a Occupy: Alexandre Christoyannopoulos racconta i legami tra Cristianesimo e anarchia", Linkiesta, 12 October 2014. 800 words. [Freely available here.]
  • "Una discusión sobre anarquismo cristiano: Entrevista a Alexandre Christoyannopoulos", Erosión: Revista de Pensamiento Anarquista número 3, December 2013, pp. 111-120. Interview, Spanish translation and annotations by Pedro García Guirao. 4,000 words. [Freely available here.]
  • "It's Only Shorthand for a Cluster of Ideas and Practices", JesusRadicals, 20 July 2012. 1,800 words. [Freely available here.]
  • "Should Christians be Anarchists?", New Left Project, 8 June 2012. 1,500 words. [Freely available here.]
  • "Exclusive Interview with Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, author of 'Christian Anarchism'", interview for The Firebrand: A Magazine of Liberatory Politics, 11 July 2011. 3,000 words. [No longer available as the magazine has folded.]
  • Radio interview with William Crawley, on BBC Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence programme, aired on 29 May 2011. [Was briefly available here, on BBC iPlayer, until 5 June 2011. Interview starts at 1:16:00 and lasts 6 minutes.]
  • "Was Jesus an Anarchist?", interview for Will and Testament, William Crawley's BBC blog, 17 May 2011. 2,000 words. [Freely available here.]
  • "An Introduction to Christian Anarchism", interview for The Mormon Worker, issue 10, 28 April 2011. 3,500 words. [Freely available here.]
  • "Tolstoy's Anarchism", an hour-long radio interview with C. S. Soong, on KPFA (Pacifica) Radio's Against the Grain programme, aired on 8 September 2008. [Click here for the link to the relevant KPFA page, and here to listen to the podcast.]