Tolstoyism


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Tolstoyism

doctrines espoused in the works of Tolstoy, Russian novelist and social critic. — Tolstoyist, n.
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Of course, Chicherin was also an important opponent of Tolstoyism, which considers the peasant way of life--and peasant culture in general--to be one of the most accomplished forms of human existence.
Between the lines of this piece, Brenner also examined his own Tolstoyism.
The hero of the film is the writer's secretary, Valentin Bulgakov, who lives for a time at Teliatinki, a settlement where enthusiasts devote themselves to agricultural work and theorists discuss the tenets of Tolstoyism.
The impact of Tolstoyism was not restricted to Russia.
More generally, Percy Redfern, a secularist until he turned to the Labour Church, the co-operative movement, and Tolstoyism, spoke for many when he complained that secularism offered only a `negative' liberation when what people need is `truth now, a whole truth, a truth they can live by'.
Kalima, who felt drawn to Tolstoyism, asked Tolstoy how one could gain enough strength to let go of the past and change one's way of life.
Bartlett devotes about half her book to Tolstoy's career up to the "crisis" of the late 1870s, after which his central focus was no longer as a writer of fiction, but as the founder of a new religion, Tolstoyism ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), a de-mythologized version of Christianity.
In fact, Tolstoyism was a broad movement advocating pacifism, vegetarianism, chastity, sobriety and renunciation of property rights.