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What I Believe

Leo Tolstoy

"The inner working of my soul, which I wish to speak of here, was not the result of a methodical investigation of doctrinal theology, or of the actual texts of the gospel; it was a sudden removal of all that hid the true meaning of the Christian doctrine – a momentary flash of light, which made everything clear to me. It was something like that which might happen to a man who, after vainly attempting, by a false plan, to build up a statue out of a confused heap of small pieces of marble, suddenly guesses at the figure they are intended to form by the shape of the largest piece; and then, on beginning to set up the statue, finds his guess confirmed by the harmonious joining in of the various pieces." (Extract from Chapter 1)

"The inner working of my soul, which I wish to speak of here, was not the result of a methodical investigation of doctrinal theology, or of the actual texts of the gospel; it was a sudden removal of all that hid the true meaning of the Christian doctrine – a momentary flash of light, which made everything clear to me. It was something like that which might happen to a man who, after vainly attempting, by a false plan, to build up a statue out of a confused heap of small pieces of marble, suddenly guesses at the figure they are intended to form by the shape of the largest piece; and then, on beginning to set up the statue, finds his guess confirmed by the harmonious joining in of the various pieces." (Extract from Chapter 1)
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"The inner working of my soul, which I wish to speak of here, was not the result of a methodical investigation of doctrinal theology, or of the actual texts of the gospel; it was a sudden removal of all that hid the true meaning of the Christian doctrine – a momentary flash of light, which made everything clear to me. It was something like that which might happen to a man who, after vainly attempting, by a false plan, to build up a statue out of a confused heap of small pieces of marble, suddenly guesses at the figure they are intended to form by the shape of the largest piece; and then, on beginning to set up the statue, finds his guess confirmed by the harmonious joining in of the various pieces." (Extract from Chapter 1)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

38:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

53:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

53:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

57:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

57:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

53:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

53:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

29:37