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A confession and other religious writings (1882)

by Leo Tolstoy

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In St Augustinian style Tolstoy takes us through his own crisis of faith. After growing up wealthy in Russia the author felt that there was something fundamentally wrong with the European philosophy of the time and beautifully sets out his doubts and fears on paper. This volume also contains his other Religious writings expressing views way ahead of his times. Views that would see him at odds with the Orthodox Russia church but which express an ideology as relevant now as it was then. ( )
  ecumenicalcouncil | Jan 2, 2014 |
It is amazing some of the observations Tolstoy makes in this book. Reminiscent of Solomon in Ecclesiastes, re: vanity of vanities... excellent thought- and discussion-provoker. ( )
  mporterf | Aug 8, 2012 |
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A selection of religious writings by nineteenth-century Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, including the title selection that documents his 1879 spiritual crisis during which he decided he had accomplished nothing of lasting value in his lifetime; accompanied by an introduction and explanatory notes.… (more)

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