Tolstoy's Political Thought

Tolstoy s Political Thought Leo Tolstoy besides writing famous novels such as War and Peace also wrote on political thought especially later in his life putting forward a political philosophy which might be termed

  • Title: Tolstoy's Political Thought
  • Author: Alexandre Christoyannopoulos
  • ISBN: 9780415604024
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Leo Tolstoy 1828 1910 , besides writing famous novels such as War and Peace, also wrote on political thought, especially later in his life, putting forward a political philosophy which might be termed Christian anarchism This book provides a comprehensive overview of Tolstoya TM s political thought It outlines in a systematic way Tolstoya TM s thought, which was oriLeo Tolstoy 1828 1910 , besides writing famous novels such as War and Peace, also wrote on political thought, especially later in his life, putting forward a political philosophy which might be termed Christian anarchism This book provides a comprehensive overview of Tolstoya TM s political thought It outlines in a systematic way Tolstoya TM s thought, which was originally articulated unsystematically in diverse, often informal writing, such as pamphlets, letters and speeches, as well as books, and in his novels, where Tolstoya TM s thinking is put forward implicitly through the novelsa TM characters The book sets out the basic themes of Tolstoya TM s political thought his acceptance of the teachings of Jesus, his criticism of the way in which Jesusa TM s teachings have been preached by the church through traditional creeds and dogma, his passionate rejection of political violence both by the state and those working for reform, his plea for a non violent response to violence and injustice, and his call for society to forego its institutional shackles and enact a community of peace, love and justice The book also includes background information on the Russia of Tolstoya TM s time, including the religious context and a discussion of how Tolstoya TM s political thought has been received, both by his admirers, who included Gandhi, and his critics.

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