Gospel In Brief

by Leo Tolstoy


This story of the life of Christ differs widely from Tolstoy’s other work. He provides us with an experimental narrative that blends the stories of the four Gospels into one. In this blend, Tolstoy discards what he finds incongruous to the modern person’s everyday experience and understanding, such as Jesus’ genealogy or miracles. With his stunning directness and literary expertise, Tolstoy makes Christ seem present and real in spite of the fact that his picture of Christ may not necessarily align that of other theologians.

Kathleen O'Bannon
CCEL Staff

About Leo Tolstoy

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Source: online-literature.com
Born: September 9, 1828
Died: November 20, 1910
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