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God and man according to Tolstoy

Author: Alexander Boot; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This polemical work treats Tolstoy as one of the midwives of modern counterculture and reassesses his enduring influence. Boot argues that Tolstoy's philosophy was based on a metaphysical blunder and tries to correct preconceived notions of Tolstoy's work. Through a unique examination of Tolstoy's religious beliefs, Boot arrives at the conclusion that Tolstoy was not a Christian, as widely thought, but a  Read more...
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Boot, Alexander.
God and man according to Tolstoy.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(DLC) 2008040402
(OCoLC)254529144
Named Person: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Boot; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230623026 0230623026 9780230615861 0230615864 1282532898 9781282532892 9781349379484 1349379484
OCLC Number: 497768066
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages)
Contents: Uncovering the secret --
What kind of man would take on God? --
Religion without faith, Christianity without Christ --
A confession that was not quite --
Tolstoy's faith, such as it was --
The Gospel according to Leo --
Desperately seeking Golgotha --
Sex, lies, and ethics --
An impractical idea of a practical life --
Tolstoy as a Russian --
The lessons of Leo Tolstoy --
Appendix 1: Russians, real and fictional, mentioned in this book --
Appendix 2: Works quoted or referred to in this book.
Responsibility: Alexander Boot.
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With a critical look at Tolstoy's persona, faith, and thought, this book treats the writer as a midwife of modern counterculture. It shows and tries to correct the metaphysical blunder on which  Read more...

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