Angelic Troublemakers: Religion and Anarchism in America

Angelic Troublemakers: Religion and Anarchism in America

by A. Terrance Wiley


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Angelic Troublemakers is the first detailed account of what happens when religious ethics, political philosophy, and the anarchist spirit intermingle. Wiley deftly captures the ideals that inspired three revered heroes of nonviolent disobedience—Henry Thoreau, Dorothy Day, and Bayard Rustin. Resistance to slavery, empire, and capital is a way of life, a transnational tradition of thought and action. This book is a must read for anyone interested in religion, ethics, politics, or law.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623568139
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Series: Contemporary Anarchist Studies
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A. Terrance Wiley is an Assistant Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Carleton College, USA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Conscience on Fire: Thoreau's Anarchist Ethic
Chapter 2: Love in Action: Dorothy Day's Christian Anarchism
Chapter 3: The Dilemma of the Black Radical: Bayard Rustin's Ambivalent Anarchism
Conclusion: The Awakening to Come

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