"THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU"
CHRISTIANITY NOT AS A MYSTIC RELIGION
BUT AS A NEW THEORY OF LIFE

TRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN OF COUNT LEO TOLSTOI
BY CONSTANCE GARNETT
New York, 1894

e-transcribed by Jack Eden, 2002
HTML by C. Christopher Smith, Kingdom Now, 2002


"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. "--John viii. 32.

"Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul;
but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."--MATT. x. 28.

"Ye have been bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men."--I COR. vii. 23.


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE
TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE. TOLSTOI'S PREFACE.
E-TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE.

CHAPTER I.
THE DOCTRINE OF NONRESISTANCE TO EVIL BY FORCE
HAS BEEN PROFESSED BY A MINORITY OF MEN FROM
THE VERY FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIANITY

CHAPTER II.
CRITICISMS OF THE DOCTRINE OF NON-RESISTANCE TO EVIL
BY FORCE ON THE PART OF BELIEVERS AND OF UNBELIEVERS

CHAPTER III.
CHRISTIANITY MISUNDERSTOOD BY BELIEVERS

CHAPTER IV.
CHRISTIANITY MISUNDERSTOOD BY MEN OF SCIENCE

CHAPTER V.
CONTRADICTION BETWEEN OUR LIFE
AND OUR CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE

CHAPTER VI.
ATTITUDE OF MEN OF THE PRESENT DAY TO WAR

CHAPTER VII.
SIGNIFICANCE OF COMPULSORY SERVICE

CHAPTER VIII.
DOCTRINE OF NON-RESISTANCE TO EVIL BY FORCE MUST
INEVITABLY BE ACCEPTED BY MEN OF THE PRESENT DAY

CHAPTER IX.
THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHRISTIAN CONCEPTION OF LIFE WILL
EMANCIPATE MEN FROM THE MISERIES OF OUR PAGAN LIFE

CHAPTER X.
EVIL CANNOT BE SUPRESSED BY THE PHYSICAL FORCE OF THE
GOVERNMENT--THE MORAL PROGRESS OF HUMANITY IS BROUGHT
ABOUT NOT ONLY BY INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION OF THE TRUTH
BUT ALSO THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC OPINION

CHAPTER XI.
THE CHRISTIAN CONCEPTION OF LIFE HAS ALREADY
ARISEN IN OUR SOCIETY, AND WILL INFALLIBLY PUT
AN END TO THE PRESENT ORGANIZATION OP OUR LIFE
BASED ON FORCE--WHEN THAT WILL BE

CHAPTER XII.
CONCLUSION: REPENT YE, FOR THE
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND


[ Preface | Top ]


[ KN: Home ] [ Library: Home ] [ Books ]
[ Collections ] [ Publications ]
[ Essays ]