Jesus Is an Anarchist
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December 4, 2011
The teachings and actions of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach) and the apostles recorded in the New Testament are analyzed in regard to their ethical and political philosophy, with analysis of context vis-a-vis the Old Testament (Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible) being given. From this analysis, it is shown that Jesus is a libertarian anarchist, i.e., a consistent voluntaryist. The implications this has for the world are profound, and the ramifications of Jesus's anarchism to Christians' attitudes toward government (the state) and its actions are explicated.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 60
Keywords: government, anarchism, anarchy, liberty, libertarianism, capitalism, society, law, religion, Jesus
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K11, K30, K34, K42working papers series
Date posted: February 5, 2009 ; Last revised: December 5, 2011
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