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In the 1870s Tolstoy experienced a profound moral crisis, followed by what he regarded as an equally profound spiritual awakening, as outlined in his non-fiction work A Confession. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. Tolstoy's ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal 20th-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Bevel.
Table of Contents
Leo Tolstoy: A Short Biography
"Tolstoy the Artist” and "Tolstoy the Preacher” by Ivan Panin
The Kingdom of God is Within You
What I Believe
The Gospel in Brief
Christianity and Patriotism
Reason and Religion
Patriotism or Peace
Letter to Ernest Howard Crosby
Why do People Stupefy Themselves?
A Letter to a Hindu
Correspondences with Gandhi
Persecution of Christians in Russia
Thoughts on God
'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
Reason and Morality
Church and State
Religious Relation to Life
Letter to a Kind Youth
Reply to Critics
Reminiscences of Tolstoy, by His Son by Graf Ilia LvovichTolstoi
My Visit to Tolstoy by Joseph Krauskopf
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) which are often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction.