The Cyclopædia of American Biography

Author: James Grant Wilson,John Fiske,Charles Dick,James Edward Homans,John William Fay,Herbert M. Linen,L. E. Dearborn

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Category: America

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The Swedenborgian Delusion

A Sermon Preached in Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine, on the First Sunday After the Epiphany, A.D., 1858

Author: George Burgess

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ISBN: N.A

Category: New Jerusalem Church

Page: 21

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The Churchman

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Bibliotheca Americana

A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present Time

Author: Wilberforce Eames,Robert William Glenroie Vail

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ISBN: N.A

Category: America

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The Kingdom of God Is Within You

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736804563

Category: Religion

Page: 493

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The Kingdom of God Is Within You is the non-fiction magnum opus of Leo Tolstoy. The book was first published in Germany in after being banned in his home country of Russia. It is the culmination of thirty years of Tolstoy's Christian anarchist thinking, and lays out a new organization for society based on a literal Christian interpretation. The title of the book is taken from Luke 17:21. In the book Tolstoy speaks of the principle of non-violent resistance when confronted by violence, as taught by Jesus Christ. When Christ says to turn the other cheek, Tolstoy asserts that Christ means to abolish violence, even the defensive kind, and to give up revenge. Tolstoy rejects the interpretation of Roman and medieval scholars who attempted to limit its scope. "How can you kill people, when it is written in God’s commandment: ‘Thou shalt not murder’?” Tolstoy took the viewpoint that all governments who waged war are an affront to Christian principles. As the Russian Orthodox Church was—at the time—an organization merged with the Russian state and fully supporting state's policy, Tolstoy sought to separate its teachings from what he believed to be the true gospel of Christ, specifically the Sermon on the Mount. Tolstoy advocated non-violence as a solution to nationalist woes and as a means for seeing the hypocrisy of the church. In reading Jesus' words in the Gospels, Tolstoy notes that the modern church is a heretical creation: "Nowhere nor in anything, except in the assertion of the Church, can we find that God or Christ founded anything like what churchmen understand by the Church.”
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The Every-Day Book, Or

Author: William Hone

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376635195

Category: History

Page: 874

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