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ERIC Number: EJ814247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Leo Tolstoy the Spiritual Educator
Moulin, Dan
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v13 n4 p345-353 Nov 2008
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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