A Confession And Other Religious Writings by Leo TolstoyA Confession And Other Religious Writings by Leo Tolstoy

A Confession And Other Religious Writings

byLeo TolstoyTranslated byJane Kentish

Paperback | January 5, 1988

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Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings--on issues of faith, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality--reflect his intellectual search for truth and a religion firmly grounded in reality. The selection includes 'A Confession,' 'Religion and Morality,' 'What Is Religion, and of What Does Its Essence Consist?,' and 'The Law of Love and the Law of Violence.'

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Count Leo Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828, in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. Orphaned at nine, he was brought up by an elderly aunt and educated by French tutors until he matriculated at Kazan University in 1844. In 1847, he gave up his studies and, after several aimless years, volunteered for military duty in the army, serving as a ju...
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Title:A Confession And Other Religious WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 5, 1988Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140444734

ISBN - 13:9780140444735

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

A Confession and Other Religious Writings Introduction
A Confession
What Is Religion and Of What Does Its Essence Consist?
Religion and Morality
The Law of Love and the Law of Violence
Explanatory Notes

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Despite all that made up Leo Tolstoy’s world - his success, his fine health, a wonderful wife, a large estate and many happy children - he suffered a quiet malaise. A Confession and Other Religious Writings is an autobiographical piece that, in its most cathartic moments, attempts to deal with the meaninglessness of life he was inexplicably feeling. Recording his depression and alienation from the world and his desire to place meaning on the simplest and most uncomplicated of things, Tolstoy embarked on a inner-journey that began his search for religion.