Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910), though more widely known as a great novelist, also was distinguished by an exceptional personal religious faith which caused him to commit himself to anarchism and Christian pacifism, writing extensively on his moral convictions. Few anarchists would accept Tolstoy’s religious beliefs and absolute pacifism, but most would agree with what he says here. Although the premises and perspectives of pacifists and anarchists usually are quite different, they are often quite close in their conclusions; one major link is the thought of Tolstoy.