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Jesus Is an Anarchist

James Redford

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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, K42

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Date posted: February 5, 2009 ; Last revised: December 5, 2011

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Redford, James, Jesus Is an Anarchist (December 4, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1337761 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1337761

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