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The Kingdom of God Is Within You

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The Kingdom of God Is Within You is the non-fiction magnum opus of Leo Tolstoy and was first published in Germany in 1894, after being banned in his home country of Russia. It is the culmination of thirty years of Tolstoy's Christian anarchist thinking, and lays out a new organization for society based on a literal Christian interpretation. The title of the book is taken from Luke 17:21. In the book Tolstoy speaks of the principle of non-violent resistance when confronted by violence, as taught by Jesus (see Christian pacifism). Tolstoy sought to separate Orthodox Russian Christianity (which was merged with the state) from what he believed was the true gospel of Jesus Christ specifically the Sermon on the Mount. Tolstoy takes the viewpoint that all governments who wage war are an affront to Christian principles. When Christ says to turn the other cheek, Tolstoy asserts that he means simply that writing: “How can you kill people, when it is written in God’s commandment:... More > ‘Thou shalt not murder’?”< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781105608995
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Green King Press
Published
January 14, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
266.43 KB
Product ID
20632635

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