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Confession (Version 2)

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Confession (Version 2) by Leo Tolstoy is an insightful and introspective exploration of the author's personal struggles with faith, morality, and the meaning of life. Through a series of confessions, Tolstoy candidly shares his doubts, fears, and ultimately his quest for spiritual enlightenment.

The book is divided into two parts: the first detailing Tolstoy's crisis of faith and his journey towards a new understanding of Christianity, and the second showcasing his newfound beliefs and the impact they have on his everyday life. Throughout the book, Tolstoy raises thought-provoking questions about the nature of existence, the role of religion in society, and the importance of living a moral life.

Tolstoy's writing is both passionate and philosophical, drawing readers in with its honesty and depth. His struggles with doubt and uncertainty are relatable, making his journey all the more compelling. As he grapples with his own mortality and the existential questions that come with it, Tolstoy forces readers to confront their own beliefs and values.

Overall, Confession (Version 2) is a profound and thought-provoking read that will resonate with readers of all backgrounds. Tolstoy's insight into the human experience is timeless, and his musings on faith and morality are sure to leave a lasting impact.

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Leo Tolstoy's "A Confession," written in 1882 shortly after a life-altering spiritual crisis, is a brutally sincere reflection on life, morality, and the nature of faith. Tolstoy describes in great detail the process by which he lost his faith in established Christian churches, the meaninglessness of wealth and fame, the agony of acute depression, and how he overcame misery and dread through personal study of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Along the way, he contrasts the artificial faith and arrogance of educated people with the genuine faith and humility of the Russian peasant. This work, and others of its ilk, were aggressively censored by the Tsarist regime and directly led to Tolstoy being excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church. Summary by Paul Rizik.

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