The Christian Teaching.

"So that, in learning the truth I drew from the gospel, I was not only no alone, but was with all the best men of the past and present": First edition in English of Leo Tolstoy's The Christian Teaching

The Christian Teaching.



Item Number: 124036

London: Horace Marshall & Son, 1898.

First edition in English of Tolstoy’s work the history and influence of Christianity, inspired by his own spiritual awakening. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Translated by Vladimir Tchertkoff. In very good condition. Ownership inscription.

At the age of 50, Tolstoy had a profound moral crisis and spiritual awakening which he outlined in his well-known works A Confession and My Religion. A series of parables, The Christian Teaching first appeared in monthly parts in The New Age during the months of July and August, 1898 and includes 7 parts: Part I: Ancient Teachings and the New Understanding of Life, Part II: Sins, Part III: Snares, Part IV: Religious Deceptions and the Means of Deliverance From It, Part V: Liberation From Snares, Part VI: The Struggle With Sins, and Part VII: Prayer.

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