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    The Kingdom of God is within You (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) (Paperback) By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Constance Garnett

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    DescriptionBanned in Russia, Tolstoy's "The Kingdom of God Is Within You" was deemed a threat to church and state. The culmination of a lifetime's thought, it espouses a commitment to Jesus's message of turning the other cheek. In a bold and original manner, Tolstoy shows his readers clearly why they must reject violence of any sort--even that sanctioned by the state or the church--and urges them to look within themselves to find the answers to questions of morality. In 1894, one of the first English translations of this book found its way into the hands of a young Gandhi. Inspired by its message of nonresistance to evil, the Mahatma declared it a source of "independent thinking, profound morality, and truthfulness." Much of this work's emotional and moral appeal lies in its emphasis on fair treatment of the poor and working class. Its view of Christianity, not as a mystic religion but as a workable philosophy originating from the words of a remarkable teacher, extends its appeal to secular and religious readers alike.


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    Title
    The Kingdom of God is within You
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Constance Garnett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486451381
    ISBN 10: 0486451380
    Classifications

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    DC21: 230
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
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    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25290
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    LC classification: BR121.3 .T6513 2006
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    Thema V1.0: QRAB, JBSR
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    08 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    Introduction to the Dover Edition Translator's Preface Preface I. The Doctrine of Non-resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed by a Minority of Men from the Very Foundation of Christianity II. Criticisms of the Doctrine of Non-resistance to Evil by Force on the Part of Believers and of Unbelievers III. Christianity Misunderstood by Believers IV. Christianity Misunderstood by Men of Science V. Contradiction Between Our Life and Our Christian Conscience VI. Attitude of Men of the Present Day to War VII. Significance of Compulsory Service VIII. Doctrine of Non-resistance to Evil by Force Must Inevitably Be Accepted by Men of the Present Day IX. The Acceptance of the Christian Conception of Life Will Emancipate Men from the Miseries of Our Pagan Life X. Evil Cannot Be Suppressed by the Physical Force of the Government--The Moral Progress of Humanity Is Brought About Not Only by Individual Recognition of Truth, but Also Through the Establishment of a Public Opinion XI. The Christian Conception of Life Has Already Arisen in Our Society, and Will Infallibly Put an End to the Present Organization of Our Life Based on Force--When That Will Be XII. Conclusion--Repent Ye, for the Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand