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The Gospel in Brief

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Novelist, essayist, dramatist, and philosopher, Count Leo Tolstoy is most famous for his sprawling portraits of nineteenth-century Russian life, as recounted in Anna Karenina and War and Peace. But at the age of fifty, he endured a spiritual crisis that prompted him to seek answers from learned men on "the problem of life." When they were unable to offer solutions, he turned to the study of Christianity. Dazzled by the light of truth that illuminated mankind for more than two thousand years, he found answers to his questions that led him to write his own version of "the greatest story ever told."

As he reinterpreted the first four books of the New Testament into a single, integrated version that expressed the essence of Christ, Tolstoy avoided the mystery and miracles emphasized by the Church. Instead, he worked exclusively from the actual words and actions of Jesus, uncluttered by what he regarded as the Church's false interpretations. The result: a revolutionary work that challenged long-held doctrines, presented in a way that reflects Tolstoy's views on the divine purpose for human existence in a chaotic world. As brilliantly written as his other literary treasures, The Gospel in Brief is a remarkably modern—and moving—meditation on spirituality.

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The Russian author reinterprets the gospels, disregarding issues related to Jesus's divinity and focusing strictly on his words and teachings. The result is a remarkably modern meditation on spirituality.

Synopsis:

Seeking answers to "the problem of life," Tolstoy reinterpreted the first four books of the New Testament to create a single, integrated version of Christ's philosophy. The Russian author disregarded issues related to Jesus's divinity, focusing strictly on his words and teachings, for a remarkably modern meditation on spirituality.

Table of Contents

My Confession
My Religion
The Gospel in Brief:
 Author's Preface
 1. The Son of God
 2. Life in the Spirit
 3. The Source of Life
 4. God's Kingdom
 5. The True Life
 6. The False Life
 7. I and the Father are One
 8. Life is not Temporal
 9. Temptations
 10. The Warfare with Temptation
 11. The Farewell Discourse
 12. The Victory of the Spirit over the Flesh
 A Prologue: The Understanding of Life
 A Summary: The Understanding of Life is to do Good
A Recapitulation:
 1. The Son of God
 2. Life in the Spirit
 3. The Source of Life
 4. God's Kingdom
 5. The True Life
 6. The False Life
 7. I and the Father are One
 8. Life is not Temporal
 9. Temptations
 10. The Warfare with Temptation
 11. The Farewell Discourse
 12. The Victory of the Spirit over the Flesh
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486468112
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Hapgood, Isabel
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Author:
Hapgood, Isabel
Subject:
Bible - Commentaries - New Testament
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
Biblical Commentary - New Testament
Subject:
Tolstoy, Leo
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Tolstoy, Leo - Religion
Subject:
Christianity-New Testament General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Eastern Philosophy and Religion
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.43 lb

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The Russian author reinterprets the gospels, disregarding issues related to Jesus's divinity and focusing strictly on his words and teachings. The result is a remarkably modern meditation on spirituality.
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Seeking answers to "the problem of life," Tolstoy reinterpreted the first four books of the New Testament to create a single, integrated version of Christ's philosophy. The Russian author disregarded issues related to Jesus's divinity, focusing strictly on his words and teachings, for a remarkably modern meditation on spirituality.
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