Leo Tolstoy: Spiritual Writings
By: Charles E. Moore
"Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind."--Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is the famed author of such classic Russian novels as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In mid-life he underwent a deep moral and spiritual crisis that led him back to the Gospels in an effort to conform his life to the spirit of Christ. This volume focuses on Tolstoy's "spiritual writings""--autobiographical reflections on his journey of faith, Gospel commentaries, essays on the essence of Christianity, and timeless wisdom regarding the meaning of human existence.
Includes Excerpts from: On Life; My Confession; What I Believe; The Kingdom of God Is Within You; Stop and Think; What Is to Be Done?; Writings on Civil Disobedience; The Law of Love and the Law of Violence; Thoughts on God; Path of Lie; On Reason, Faith, and Prayer; and The Destruction of Hell and Its Restoration: A Legend.
Charles E. Moore is a member of the Bruderhof Community in Albany, New York. He has also edited Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard and Sadhu Sundar Singh: Essential Writings (in the Orbis Modern Spiritual Masters series).