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Labor: The Divine Command: Made Known, Augmented and Edited Lyof Tolstoi

Labor: The Divine Command: Made Known, Augmented and Edited

Lyof Tolstoi

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331857600
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168 pages
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Excerpt from Labor: The Divine Command: Made Known, Augmented and EditedLabor is composed of three principal chap, which we have entitled:I. Introduction. Life of Bondareff. Object of his work.II. Labor according to the Bible.III. Appendices.MoreExcerpt from Labor: The Divine Command: Made Known, Augmented and EditedLabor is composed of three principal chap, which we have entitled:I. Introduction. Life of Bondareff. Object of his work.II. Labor according to the Bible.III. Appendices. Love and Labor. Bondareffs Will.Bondareff is a peasant of the district of Manoussinsk. He belongs to that class, so numerous in Russia, which seeks for truth in holy books. But while many know only the Gospels, Bondareff, who belongs to the set oi Sabbatists, read the whole Bible. Scarcely able to spell, he puzzled out each verse, believing from the outset to have discovered here the solution of all social questions. He found formulated in Genesis the essential law for man in the obligation of manual labor. Persuaded that salvation depends on labor, he learned to write that he might make known what he considered to be the truth of truths. At the age of sixty-five years he composed an essay in which, under the form of biblical verses, he undertook to show that tilling the earth is the highest of all labors. He overcame all the difficulties arising from his ignorance and his advanced age. Working all day in the fields, and devoting the hours of night to his writing, he accomplished after several years the project he had conceived.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.