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Read online A Confession and Other Religious Writings.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Confession and Other Religious Writings An account of a spiritual crisis marking a shift of Tolstoy s central focus from the aesthetic to the religious and philosophical .

A confession What is religion and of what does its essence consist Religion and morality The law of love and the law of violence by Leo Tolstoy, Jane Kentish

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A Confession and Other Religious Writings
Title:A Confession and Other Religious Writings
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Number of Pages:238
Category:philosophy, religion, russia, non-fiction, classics, theology
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Anna Karenina, Hadji Murad, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, Resurrection, A Confession, The Death of Ivan Ilych, War and Peace, The Cossacks, The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories, The Kreutzer Sonata
Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy s major novels It tells the story of a nobleman s attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia Tolstoy s vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness and his condemnation of violence dominate the novel An intimate psychological tale of guilt anger and forgiveness Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century reflecting its author s outrage at the social injustices of the world in which he lived This edition which updates a classic translation has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field, When Marshal of the Nobility Pozdnyshev suspects his wife of having an affair with her music partner his jealousy consumes him and drives him to murder Controversial upon publication in i The Kreutzer Sonata i illuminates Tolstoy s then feverish Christian ideals his conflicts with lust and the hypocrisies of nineteenth century marriage and his thinking on the role of art and music in society br br In her Introduction Doris Lessing shows how relevant i The Kreutzer Sonata i is to our understanding of Tolstoy the artist as well as to feminism and literature This Modern Library Paperback Classic also contains Tolstoy s i Sequel to the Kruetzer Sonata i, A Confession an essay by Leo Tolstoy on his religious thoughts shows the great author in process of looking for answers to profound questions that trouble all who take them on What will come of my life and What is the meaning of life these are questions whose answers were an absolute requirement for Tolstoy In the course of the essay Tolstoy shows different attempts to find answers on the examples of science philosophy eastern wisdom and the opinions of his fellow novelists finding no workable solution in any of these Tolstoy recognizes the deep religious convictions of ordinary people as containing the key to true answers The first attempt at its publication took place in Russkaya Mysl No but Tolstoy s work was removed virtually from the whole edition of the journal by Orthodox Church censorship The text was later published in Geneva in Russia as late as Vsemirnyj Vestnik No, Hailed as one of the world s supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his dying so much as a passing thought But one day death announces itself to him and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality br br How Tolstoy asks does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth br br This short novel was an artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy s life a nine year period following the publication of Anna Karenina during which he wrote not a word of fiction br A thoroughly absorbing and at times terrifying glimpse into the abyss of death it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation