Publications (by theme)

This page lists a selection of my publications by theme. A full list of publications by type of outlet is available here.

On Tolstoy

  1. Tolstoy's Political Thought: Christian Anarcho-Pacifist Iconoclasm Then and Now (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020).
  2. "The Subversive Potential of Leo Tolstoy’s ‘Defamiliarisation’: A Case Study in Drawing on the Imagination to Denounce Violence", Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 22/5 (2019): 562-580. [Free copy here.]
  3. "Leo Tolstoy’s Anticlericalism in Its Context and Beyond: A Case against Churches and Clerics, Religious and Secular", Religions 7/5 (May 2016): 59.
  4. "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. [German translation listed here.]
  5. "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.
  6. "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. [Bengali translation listed here.]
  7. "'Bethink Yourselves or You Will Perish': Leo Tolstoy's Voice a Centenary after His Death", Anarchist Studies, 18/2 (Autumn 2010): 11-18. [Russian translation listed here.]

On Christian anarchism

  1. Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2010).
  2. "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.
  3. "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. [French and Greek translations listed here.]
  4. "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. [Greek translation listed here.]
  5. "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.

On anarchism and religion

  1. "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. [French translation listed here.]
  2. "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.
  3. "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.
  4. "Religious Radicalism", co-authored with Anthony T Fiscella, in Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics, edited by Uri Gordon and Ruth Kinna (Abingdon: Routledge, 2019), 492-509.
  5. (ed.), Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume II, edited with Matthew S. Adams (Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2018).
  6. (ed.), Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume I, edited with Matthew S. Adams (Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2017).
  7. (ed.), Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).

On political violence, nonviolence and pacifism

  1. "Tolstoyan Pacifism", in Tolstoy's Political Thought: Christian Anarcho-Pacifist Iconoclasm Then and Now (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020), 23-55.
  2. "Tolstoyan Activism", in Tolstoy's Political Thought: Christian Anarcho-Pacifist Iconoclasm Then and Now (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020), 169-207.
  3. "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. [Bengali translation listed here.]
  4. "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.
  5. "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. [French and Greek translations listed here.]

On politics and religion

  1. "Religious Radicalism", co-authored with Anthony T Fiscella, in Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics, edited by Uri Gordon and Ruth Kinna (Abingdon: Routledge, 2019), 492-509.
  2. "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.
  3. "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.
  4. "Love, Justice, and Social Eschatology", co-authored with Joseph Milne, The Heythrop Journal 48/6 (November 2007): 972-991.

On current affairs

  1. "Contesting the framing of what happened in the general election: a post-traumatic analysis", Socratic Hive, 22 December 2019.
  2. "Think the world’s in a mess? Here are four things you can do about it", The Conversation, 16 November 2016.
  3. "Brexit: reflections from UK-based politics lecturer raised in Brussels", Socratic Hive, 27 June 2016.
  4. "Why is Jo Cox’s murder not ‘terrorism’?", Socratic Hive, 17 June 2016.