Leo Tolstoy the spiritual educator

Daniel Moulin-Stozek

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    This paper considers the often overlooked religious and educational works of the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910). After outlining Tolstoy's life, religious and educational views, it is argued that Tolstoy has much to offer spiritual educators today. In particular, it suggests Tolstoy's insistence on the absolute and eternal nature of spiritual and moral truths, coupled with a free and heuristic pedagogy, are key ingredients of an authentic spiritual education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)345-353
    JournalInternational Journal of Children's Spirituality
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008


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