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Thoughts on God by Leo Tolstoy


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Thoughts on God by Leo Tolstoy

"This includes a fairly comprehensive focus on Leo Tolstoy talking about his views on God and more.' from the video introduction


Biography of Leo Tolstoy, Influential Russian Writer

The great Russian novelist and philosophical writer

"Leo Tolstoy (September 9, 1828-November 20, 1910) was a Russian writer, best known for his epic novels. Born into an aristocratic Russian family, Tolstoy wrote realist fiction and semi-autobiographical novels before shifting into more moral and spiritual works.

Fast Facts: Leo Tolstoy

Full Name: Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Known For: Russian novelist and writer of philosophical and moral texts

Born: September 9, 1828 in Yasnaya Polyana, Russian Empire

Parents: Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy and Countess Mariya Tolstoya

Died: November 20, 1910 in Astapovo, Russian Empire

Education: Kazan University (began at age 16; did not complete his studies)

Selected Works: War and Peace (1869), Anna Karenina (1878), A Confession (1880), The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886), Resurrection (1899)

Spouse: Sophia Behrs (m. 1862)

Children: 13, including Count Sergei Lvovich Tolstoy, Countess Tatiana Lvona Tolstoya, Count Ilya Lvovich Tolstoy, Count Lev Lvovich Tolstoy, and Countess Alexandra Lvona Tolstoya

Notable Quote: “There can be only one permanent revolution—a moral one; the regeneration of the inner man. How is this revolution to take place? Nobody knows how it will take place in humanity, but every man feels it clearly in himself. And yet in our world everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.". from the article: Biography of Leo Tolstoy, Influential Russian Writer


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