By Leo Tolstoy
“The Gospel in Brief lives on the heart of Leo Tolstoy’s brooding about the that means of lifestyles. ... superbly translated via Dustin Condren. ... even supposing little identified, this booklet is still highly important.” --Jay Parini, writer of The final Station: a singular of Tolstoy's final Year
The so much 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 accordance with his examine of early Christian texts, Leo Tolstoy's remarkable The Gospel in Brief—virtually unknown to English readers until eventually this landmark new translation through Dustin Condren—makes available the robust, 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 lifestyles was once profoundly encouraged by means of it, "then you can't think what an influence it could actually have upon a person."
“A clean translation destined to introduce a brand new iteration to a fuller realizing of Tolstoy’s mind.” --Kirkus Reviews
“Dustin Condren captures, during this clean idiomatic translation, the dazzlingly audacious success 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 through Dustin Condren, Tolstoy’s Gospel in Brief offers us a Jesus stripped of the overlay of Christian dogma and historic 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