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