Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Time: A Biography of a Long Conversion, 1845-1887

Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Time: A Biography of a Long Conversion, 1845-1887

by Inessa Medzhibovskaya
     
 

Part intellectual biography and part history of religious ideas in genre, this book covers a range of topics such as conversion in the age of modernity, conversion and the fate of realist art, and Tolstoy's conversion in the context of religious and literary history of his homeland and Europe. While seriously rethinking the chronology and dynamic of Tolstoy's

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Part intellectual biography and part history of religious ideas in genre, this book covers a range of topics such as conversion in the age of modernity, conversion and the fate of realist art, and Tolstoy's conversion in the context of religious and literary history of his homeland and Europe. While seriously rethinking the chronology and dynamic of Tolstoy's religious development, the author explains the great writer's deep indebtedness to the philosophy of religion of his time and its narratives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739125335
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Dedication Chapter 3 Epigraph Chapter 4 Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 5 Introduction Part 6 I Chapter 7 1 Challenges of Modernity: The Russian Vertigo in Personal Experience and Literature to 1847 Chapter 8 2 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Nonbeliever Chapter 9 3 Superfluity and the Religion of Writing (1852-1863) Chapter 10 4 Belief System in War and Peace Chapter 11 5 The Unfinished Battle: The Case with the Epilogues Chapter 12 6 Tolstoy's Path toward Conversion: 1869-1875 Part 13 II Chapter 14 7 The Course of Tolstoy's Conversion: From Philosophy to Christ (1875-1878) Chapter 15 8 Turning with Christ Chapter 16 9 Religious Experience and Forms of Accounting Chapter 17 10 Logos and Its Life in the World Chapter 18 11The Death of Ivan Il'ich Chapter 19 12On Life and Conclusion Chapter 20 Appendix I: "On Prayer" Chapter 21 Appendix II: "Prayer of Granddaughter Sonechka"; "Prayer" (1909) Chapter 22 Bibliography

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