Russian Count, SOCIAL REFORMER and author best known for his classic novels such as War and Peace (1864-1869) and Anna Karenina (1873-1877). A MYSTIC who sought GOD and rejected such TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN doctrines as the INCARNATION and RESURRECTION, his religious works such as What I Believe (1882) and What Then Must We Do? (1886) have exercised a profound influence on many modern thinkers including GANDHI.

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