Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fact of the Day: Tolstoy Pacifism

During a later-part of his life, Russian author Leo Tolstoy (famous for War and Peace among others) had a spiritual crisis which eventually settled with him becoming a Christian anarchist and a strong believer in pacifism-with-resistance. His philosophy would later influence Martin Luther King Jr, and Mahatma Gandhi. 

9 comments:

  1. I will definitely read more about this! Sounds really interesting.

    Leonor
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/sparkling-lemon-7679155

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  2. Never knew this about Tolstoy. TY for sharing:D

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  3. Ohh wow...pacifism. Haven't read the book (shutup). Definitely will now. It probably shows the pacifism in him secretly.

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  4. I wonder if Tolstoy read any Henry David Thoreau? I bet he did.

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  5. Don't know much about Tolstoy so this increases my knowledge.

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