Publications and other research dissemination

Below are the publication details for some of my recent work, a lot of which is available online (see w
superscript). Also listed in grey are current/ongoing research projects (either not completed yet or not yet published). Please feel free to contact me on for any comments or questions, or to report any broken links. My ORCID ID is


  • Leo Tolstoy's Political Thought (Routledge, forthcoming). [More information to follow.]
  • (ed.) Essays on Anarchism and Religion (work in progress), co-edited with Matthew Adams [Click here for more information.]
  • Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2010 [hardback]). 350 pages, 187,000 words. ISBN: 978-1845401931. [Click here for more information. w Chapter 1 available here and here. A French translation is being prepared.]
    • Abridged paperback (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2011). 290 pages, 145,000 words. ISBN: 978-1845402471.
  • (ed.), Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 [hardback]). 360 pages, 140,000 words. ISBN: 978-1443811323. [Click here for more information. w Chapter 6 available here, Preface and Introduction available here.]
    • Paperback (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). 360 pages. ISBN: 978-1443831895.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • w "Leo Tolstoy’s Anticlericalism in Its Context and Beyond:  A Case against Churches and Clerics, Religious and Secular", Religions 7/5 (May 2016): 59. 13,000 words. [Available here.].
  • w "'Bethink Yourselves or You Will Perish': Leo Tolstoy's Voice a Centenary after His Death", Anarchist Studies, 18/2 (Autumn 2010): 11-18. 2,500 words. [Available here, here and here. A Russian translation by A. Kabanov, published as “«Одумайтесь, а то погибнете»: Голос Льва Толстого спустя столетие после его смерти”, 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. 299-305, is available here.]
  • w "Jesus Christ against the Westphalian Leviathans: A Christian Anarchist Critique of Our Coercive, Idolatrous and Unchristian International Order", Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought 1/2 (2010): 41-65. 13,000 words. [Available here, here and here.]
  • w "Leo Tolstoy on the State: A Detailed Picture of Tolstoy's Denunciation of State Violence and Deception", Anarchist Studies 16/1 (Spring 2008) 20-47. 12,000 words. [Available here (4.2 MB) or here (1 MB).]
  • w "Turning the Other Cheek to Terrorism: Reflections on the Contemporary Significance of Leo Tolstoy's Exegesis of the Sermon on the Mount", Politics and Religion 1/1 (April 2008): 27-54. 11,500 words. [Available here and here. An earlier draft presented at the Political Studies Association's 2005 Annual Conference is available here. A Bengali translation by Sumita and Pradip Baksi of this 2005 version has been published in Ebang Mushayera (Kolkata) 16/4 (January-March 2010): 379-403.]
  • w "Love, Justice, and Social Eschatology", co-authored with Joseph Milne, The Heythrop Journal 48/6 (November 2007): 972-991. 9,500 words. [Available here.]

Chapters in edited volumes

  • "Anarchism and Religion", co-authored with Lara Apps, A Companion to Anarchist Philosophy, edited by Nathan Jun (Brill, forthcoming). 10,500 words. [Revised version of "Religious Studies and Anarchism" below. Will be available online when published in print too.]
  • "Religious Studies and Anarchism", The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences, edited by Carl Levy and Saul Newman (Routledge, forthcoming). 9,500 words. [Will eventually be available online, but meanwhile email me if you would like to ask for a copy.]
  • w "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. French translation of conference paper listed further below by Jean-Marie Dumortier, Edith Buissart and Alexandre Christoyannopoulos. [Available here.]
  • w "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. [Available here. Also presented at Dialogue of Civilizations: World Public Forum conference (in Rhodes), September 2014, available here.]
  • "Die Bergpredigt - ein christlich-anarchistisches Manifest: Ausgewählte Passagen libertär interpretiert", 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.]
  • w "A Christian Anarchist Critique of Violence: From Turning the Other Cheek to a Rejection of the State", 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. [Available here. This is a ruthlessly condensed version of the paper listed further below. A Greek translation by Christos Iliopoulos, to be published in print in the future, is available here.]
  • "Christian Anarchism: A Revolutionary Reading of the Bible", 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.]
  • w "Responding to the State: Christian Anarchists on Romans 13, Rendering to Caesar, and Civil Disobedience", Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives, edited by Alexandre J. M. E. Christoyannopoulos (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2009), 106-144. 15,000 words. [Available here and hereA Greek translation by Christos Iliopoulos, to be published in print in the future, is available here.]
  • "Tolstoy’s Anarchist Denunciation of State Violence and Deception", 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. A Russian translation by A. Kabanov, published as “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, is available here.]

Encyclopedia entries

Interviews & short online contributions

  • w "Think the world’s in a mess? Here are four things you can do about it", The Conversation, 16 November 2016. 1000 words. [Available here.]
  • w "«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. [Available here.]
  • w "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. [Available here.]
  • w "It's Only Shorthand for a Cluster of Ideas and Practices", JesusRadicals, 20 July 2012. 1,800 words. [Available here.]
  • w "Should Christians be Anarchists?", New Left Project, 8 June 2012. 1,500 words. [Available here.]
  • w "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.]
  • w "Was Jesus an Anarchist?", interview for Will and Testament, William Crawley's BBC blog, 17 May 2011. 2,000 words. [Available here.]
  • w "An Introduction to Christian Anarchism", interview for The Mormon Worker, issue 10, 28 April 2011. 3,500 words. [Available here.]
  • w "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.]

Book reviews

  • 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.

Conference papers

  • "Tolstoy's Approach to Christianity", presented at the "Anarchism" workshop of the Manchester Workshops in Political Theory in September 2010. 15,500 words. 
  • w "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. [Available here, here and here. A Portuguese translation by Bruno Luis Marra Silva and Ligia Chicareli Kawata, is available here.]
  • w "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. [Available here, here, here, and here. A Turkish translation by Alişan Şahin, "Nev-i Şahsına Münhasır Bir Hristiyan Anarşist: Tolstoy", is available in Qijika Reş Dergisi'nin 5. Sayısı Çıktı, 23 January 2012, 115-119.]

Doctoral thesis

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

Conference papers later revised for aforementioned publications

  • w 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 available here and here. The original version is available herehere, and here.]
  • w "A Christian Anarchist Critique of Violence: From Turning the Other Cheek to a Rejection of the State", presented at's "Evil, Law and the State" 4th global conference and at the Political Studies Association's 60th Annual conference in March 2010. [Available here and here.]
  • w "'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. [Available here and here.]

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