The book was the Gospel, and the white thing with the lamp inside was a human skull with its cavities and teeth.
A skull, a coffin, the Gospel—it seemed to him that he had expected all this and even more.
After reading the first words of the Gospel: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God," Pierre went round the table and saw a large open box filled with something.
I write all this to you, dear friend, only to convince you of the Gospel truth which has become for me a principle of life: not a single hair of our heads will fall without His will.
He remembered that he had now a new source of happiness and that this happiness had something to do with the Gospels.
"You know," said Natasha, "you have read the Gospels a great deal—there is a passage in them that just fits Sonya."
Though Countess Mary told Natasha that those words in the Gospel must be understood differently, yet looking at Sonya she agreed with Natasha’s explanation.
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She consulted a Russian priest as to the possibility of divorce and remarriage during a husband’s lifetime, and the priest told her that it was impossible, and to her delight showed her a text in the Gospel which (as it seemed to him) plainly forbids remarriage while the husband is alive.
And I awoke and found in my mind the text from the Gospel: "The life was the light of men.
the religious teachings of Jesus
one of the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that Christian's believe tell the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings
a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States