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Read online A Confession and Other Religious Writings.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Confession and Other Religious Writings An account of a spiritual crisis marking a shift of Tolstoy s central focus from the aesthetic to the religious and philosophical .

A confession What is religion and of what does its essence consist Religion and morality The law of love and the law of violence by Leo Tolstoy, Jane Kentish

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A Confession and Other Religious Writings
Title:A Confession and Other Religious Writings
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ISBN:0140444734
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Number of Pages:238
Category:philosophy, religion, russia, non-fiction, classics, theology
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