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group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence

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The results indicated that the [CD4.sup.+][CD25.sup.+] levels in the 4-week virological response group and in the 2-year nonresistance of the lamivudine treatment group were higher than in the suboptimal response group and drug resistance group.
He was prompted to this revisiting of nonresistance, and to a contingent acceptance of what many scholars and contemporaries incompletely or incorrectly have identified as Slavophile principles, by geopolitical forces and events that broadly circulated about the East--West political, economic, and cultural dichotomy.
"Ours would be one of nonresistance,'' Randolph told the Senate Armed Services Committee all the way back in 1948.
Mohandas Gandhi was influenced by the ideas of Leo Tolstoy about nonresistance that are based on the Sermon on the Mount.
Her use of the word "Quietly" in this context makes her statement important, since it shows her initial reaction to Tolstoy's nonresistance philosophy.
Like historian John McGreevy, whose study of white Catholics took seriously the way doctrine informed Catholic racism and egalitarianism, Shearer examines the role of Mennonite "nonconformity" (sectarian separation from "the world") and "nonresistance" (pacifism that eschewed political activism).
Hence their acceptance of the absolute necessity for the exclusion of Roman Catholics (and in Swift's view of Dissenters as well) and their shared abhorrence of absolutism and the doctrines of divine right, nonresistance and passive obedience.
to reflect the ideals of nonresistance and expiatory sacrifice modeled originally by Christ." These saints are shining examples of "the moral life in Christ.
Ironically, such a stance of cultural submission and "nonresistance" led to the further emancipation of Mennonite women, who often took over the running of farms and family businesses when their husbands were serving in "Alternative Service" camps as conscientious objectors to the war (179).
For Tolstoy, the essence of true Christianity is stated in Matthew 5:38-39, where Jesus commands, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." (7) Sam demonstrates Tolstoy's doctrine of nonresistance toward Willie, Hally, and Hally's unseen father, in each case answering the other's unkindness with kindness.
(34) In the past, such an affirmation would have been seen to be characteristically Mennonite, whereas Catholics would have affirmed the natural law, and Catholics would have stumbled in particular on the dominical injunction to nonresistance (Mt.
Bender highlighting the essence of Christianity as discipleship, a voluntary church membership, and an ethic of love and nonresistance in all human relationships.
16, 1959, the top court ruled that the Constitution did not call for defenselessness and nonresistance and did not prohibit provision of security by a foreign country, and that the judiciary should not pass judgment on the Japan-U.S.
In a gesture Prescott referred to as Montezuma's nonresistance to evil.