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Power of GentlenessMeditations on the Risk of Living$
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Anne Dufourmantelle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279586

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001

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“Master and Man,” by Tolstoy

“Master and Man,” by Tolstoy

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(p.65) “Master and Man,” by Tolstoy
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Power of Gentleness
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Anne Dufourmantelle

, Katherine Payne, Vincent Sallé
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0023

This chapter tells the story of “Master and Man” by Tolstoy, emphasizing the role of gentleness in the interaction between the master and his servant. Gentleness operates in the very location of authority and appears precisely where it is least expected. This type of gentleness is Christ-like. Nothing will be known of the spiritual struggle or the surrender.

Keywords:   authority, Christ, gentleness, power, spiritual, Tolstoy

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