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By Leo Tolstoy

The Gospel in Brief lives on the middle of Leo Tolstoy’s wondering the that means of existence. ... superbly translated by way of Dustin Condren. ... even supposing little recognized, this e-book is still highly important.” --Jay Parini, writer of The final Station: a singular of Tolstoy's final Year

The such a lot celebrated novelist of all time, the writer of Anna Karenina and War and Peace, retells "the maximum tale ever told," integrating the 4 Gospels right into a unmarried twelve-chapter narrative of the lifetime of Jesus. in line with his research of early Christian texts, Leo Tolstoy's remarkable The Gospel in Brief—virtually unknown to English readers until eventually this landmark new translation by way of Dustin Condren—makes available the strong, mystical fact of Jesus's religious instructing, stripped of synthetic church doctrine. "If you're not familiar with The Gospel in Brief," wrote the thinker Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose existence was once profoundly motivated by way of it, "then you can't think what an influence it will possibly have upon a person."

“A clean translation destined to introduce a brand new iteration to a fuller figuring out of Tolstoy’s mind.” --Kirkus Reviews

“Dustin Condren captures, during this clean idiomatic translation, the dazzlingly audacious fulfillment of The Gospel in Brief, Tolstoy’s bold synthesis the recent testomony bills of Jesus.” --Edward E. Ericson, Jr., editor of The Solzhenitsyn Reader

“Newly translated by way of Dustin Condren, Tolstoy’s Gospel in Brief offers us a Jesus stripped of the overlay of Christian dogma and old metaphysics: his Jesus confronts readers with a true problem and a decision to alter their lives.” --George Pattison, girl Margaret Professor of Divinity, collage of Oxford, and canon of Christ Church Cathedral

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