In the Land of the Living is a collaborative publication drawing out themes of wildness and resistance in the Hebrew-Christian faith. We seek to reclaim the origins of this faith which are firmly rooted in resistance to civilization, with an emphasis on pursuing wildness and anarchy. We are interested in Christianity as resistance, not religion.
      Not everyone involved with this journal would identify as a christian or as an anarcho-primitivist. This is reflected in the variety of ideas and topics presented here. In general we draw from the works of  theologians such as Jacques Ellul and Ched Myers. Their trenchant critiques of technology, civilization and the totality of the malaise resonate with certain anarcho-primitivist and green anarchist critiques exemplified by writers such as John Zerzan, Kevin Tucker and John Moore.
      We also draw heavily upon the works of Fredy Perlman, Layla AbdelRahim and Susan Griffin. Anthropologists such as James Woodburn, Marshall Sahlins, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas,  and R. Brian Ferguson provide us with in depth accounts that clearly point to band society/ nomadic hunting and gathering as the preferred way for humans to live. This is a preference that is reflected throughout the Hebrew-Christian Bible. 
Moreover we seek to resist the Totality (mediation, domestication, civilization etc...) the 
physical and spiritual symptoms of The Fall.
  We seek a wild awakening to undomesticated faith:In the Land of the Living.

                                                                                Here's a link to video from the Carnival de Resistance event
  • Volume 6 is available!
    The latest issue of In the Land of the Living's Journal of Anarcho-Primitivism and Christianity is now available! Click on the journal link to the right to download it or view it online. 

    Posted Mar 29, 2012, 11:13 AM by Andy Lewis
  • Radical Sustainability, Beyond Green Capitalism: Anarcho/a-Primitivism, Feminism and Christianity in Conversation for an Endangered World in ABQ, NM

    In April 2011, Members of the Trinity House Catholic Worker and the “In the Land of the Living Collective” in  Michigan are organizing a symposium with Ched Myers, John Zerzan and Layla AbdelRahi to be held at the University of New Mexico. This symposium will continue an ongoing dialogue between people of the Judeo-Christian faith and those interested in Anarcho-Primitivsm who—although seemingly different—are mutually invested in the survival of the earth and healthy cultures.

    Having a conversation about environmentalism and a radical critique of the dominant culture in a public sphere, where it can be documented will surely be an important event and we are deeply interested in having a biblical perspective incorporated.  Ched’s ability to stare unflinchingly at the darkness of the culture and explore what responsible biblical action means in the face of it sets him apart from most theologians and writers. His analyses help Christians who hope to be part of the solution, instead of the problem. Christians have a long history of violence, oppression and justifying vast environmental irresponsibility. We believe that conversations such as this, where prophetic Christian voices are being heard outside of the church setting, contribute to the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth and encourage folks around the world that Christians are relevant to creating environmental and social change.

    John Zerzan and Layla Abdel Rahim are leading theorist concerning the civilization critique. They will be in conversation with Ched Meyers about many different issues. Is civilization sustainable? What can we learn from the tribal Jewish past? Can Social Ecology and Christianity work together?

    When: April 1st  5:30pm and 2nd  3pm,2011

    Where: UNM-Student Union Building 3rd floor

    Rooms: Fri-LOBO a/b Saturday: Mirage/Thunderbird

    Contact: or 215-820-3444

    Posted Nov 3, 2013, 9:55 AM by Andy Lewis
  • Sassafras Moon Rewild Camp
    Sassafras Moon Rewild Camp
    Southwest City, Missouri
    April 8-10, 2011
    Max of 75 attendees; 
    RSVP required at
    Posted Jan 31, 2011, 2:09 PM by Andy Lewis
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