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:

Leonor said...

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

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

Moscow Blogger said...

Dea, He is Lev))) not Leo

Emmylou said...

Never knew this about Tolstoy. TY for sharing:D

Pat Hatt said...

Sure paved the way indeed

Harlynn said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Martha said...

It seems he really did pave the way.

Christine said...

interesting!

stephen Hayes said...

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