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Tolstoi's attentiveness to Asia in 1905, his belief in Asia's relevance for Russia, and his reexamination of nonresistance to evil all grew out of his complex views on what it meant, historically, to be Russian.
Hamm, "Hicksite Quakers and the Antebellum Nonresistance Movement," Church History 63 (Dec.
The article presents an overview of arguments against Tolstoy's doctrine of nonresistance to evil in the works of V.
and Canada found themselves in the mainstream of society, working even as lawyers and judges and serving in various offices of responsibility, prompting a reconsideration of traditional Anabaptist models of nonresistance, withdrawal, and countercultural criticism.
Thus, in light of 1) Sam's stated relational commitment to Hally; 2) his recognition of Hally's illnesses; 3) his recognition of the limitations of both his own ability to speak freely in an apartheid context and the boy's ability to recognize his continued thoughtlessness; 4) the influence of Tolstoy and his principle of Christian nonresistance in the play; and, finally, 5) the fact that Sam tells Hally after he has spit in his face, "You don't know what you've just done" (57), it seems appropriate to suggest that Sam, all the while, has chosen to imitate the man of magnitude who prayed, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34).
Garrison's commitment to nonresistance as a strategy prevented him from capitalizing on the murder of abolitionist editor Elijah Lovejoy, killed while defending his printing office to benefit the abolition cause.
Arguably, this is not the same man who a few years later advocated a position of nonresistance to evil, and who in Bethink Yourselves
Training directors were asked to distribute specific research packets to either female or male trainees who were willing to complete the materials so as to ensure that trainees of each sex at each program had an equal opportunity to respond to both the resistance and nonresistance sexual assault vignettes.
The authors then take up "common convictions" like the ordnung, gelassenheit, nonresistance, family, daily life, and leadership.
We might learn something, nevertheless, from their modernist and postmodern heirs: those Anabaptists living among us who have exchanged the quietism of Old Order nonresistance for a pacifism ground in nonviolent resistance.
He lived twice in South Africa, where he first encountered racial prejudice and worked out the conventions of peaceful nonresistance.
Later, such groups as the Anabaptists, Quakers, Moravians, Dukhobors and Mennonites made nonresistance a doctrinal position.