What I Believe

Leo TOLSTOY (1828 - 1910), translated by Constantine POPOFF (1868 - 1923)

"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)

Genre(s): Philosophy, Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Introduction David Barnes
00:07:20
Play 01 Chapter 1 David Barnes
00:19:18
Play 02 Chapter 2 David Barnes
00:14:15
Play 03 Chapter 3 David Barnes
00:34:09
Play 04 Chapter 4 David Barnes
00:23:09
Play 05 Chapter 5 David Barnes
00:38:14
Play 06 Chapter 6, part 1 David Barnes
00:47:02
Play 07 Chapter 6, part 2 David Barnes
00:35:32
Play 08 Chapter 7 David Barnes
00:38:23
Play 09 Chapter 8 David Barnes
00:53:55
Play 10 Chapter 9 David Barnes
00:26:59
Play 11 Chapter 10 David Barnes
00:57:55
Play 12 Chapter 11 David Barnes
00:53:03
Play 13 Chapter 12 David Barnes
00:29:36