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LEO TOLSTOY was a Russian writer who many consider to be the world's greatest novelist.
His masterpieces WAR AND PEACE and ANNA KARENINA represent, in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of life and attitudes, the peak of realist fiction.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU is the nonfiction masterpiece of Leo Tolstoy. It is the culmination of thirty years, and lays out a new organization for society based on the Bible's teachings.
In the book Tolstoy speaks of the principle of non-violent resistance when confronted by violence, as taught by Jesus. Tolstoy sought what was the true message of Jesus Christ, as contained in the Gospels.
Mahatma Gandhi wrote in his autobiography that this book "overwhelmed" him and "left an abiding impression." Gandhi listed Tolstoy's book as one of the most important modern influences in his life. Reading this book directly inspired his fight for social justice. Martin Luther King, too, was deeply influenced by this book.
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He is considered one of the greatest novelists in any language in all of human history, but Leo Tolstoy was also an influential social reformer and peace advocate. Subtitled "Christianity Not as a Mystical Teaching but as a New Concept of Life," this powerful exploration of the preachings of Jesus from a pacifistic perspective. First published in 1893, it introduced such important 20th-century figures as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King to the concept of nonviolent resistance.
This edition is vital reading for anyone wishing to understand the history of protest around the world or gain a deeper appreciation of pacifistic Christianity.About the Author:
Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognized and acclaimed historian and biographer. He was the sole beneficiary of his stepfather's will and is one of the trustees of O'Brian's estate.
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