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By Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Cassedy, Steven

ISBN-10: 0804751374

ISBN-13: 9780804751377

ISBN-10: 142371668X

ISBN-13: 9781423716686

Any reader of Dostoevsky is straight away struck by means of the significance of faith in the international of his fiction. That stated, it's very tough to find a coherent set of spiritual ideals inside of Dostoevsky’s works, and to argue that the author embraced those ideals. This e-book offers a trenchant reassessment of his faith by means of exhibiting how Dostoevsky used his writings because the motor vehicle for an extreme probing of the character of Christianity, of the person which means of trust and doubt, and of the issues of moral habit that come up from those questions. the writer argues that faith represented for Dostoevsky a welter of conflicting perspectives and stances, from philosophical idealism to nationalist messianism. The energy of this research lies in its reputation of the absence of a unmarried non secular prescription in Dostoevsky's works, in addition to in its luck in tracing the history of the guidelines animating Dostoevsky’s spiritual probing.

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26 So it goes throughout Hegel’s mature works. ”28 In other words, “infinite subjectivity” and “Christ” are synonymous expressions, and religion has now become a phenomenon of subjective consciousness. One could cite many such passages. It should therefore be no surprise that some of Hegel’s successors took his comments to mean (or corrected them to mean, or expressly defied him in asserting) that religion can be reduced to consciousness or self-consciousness and that it has to do with such notions as the absolute and the infinite.

It’s vintage Lawrence, but in a discussion of Dostoevsky it comes across as downright weird: “The earthly bread is leavened with the heavenly bread. ” Lawrence now feels the moment has arrived to take his readers on a journey through the cycle of the sowing of seed, the springing of the corn, Holy Week and Easter Sunday, and the reaping and the harvest, concluding, “All this is life, life, it is the heavenly bread which we eat in the course of getting the earthly bread. Work is, or should be, our heavenly bread of activity.

I feel overwhelmed by the number and by the importance of things I have left to tell you,” he begins the final lecture of the series. “It’s also that, as you’ve known from the start, Dostoevsky is often no more than a pretext here for me to express my own ideas. I would make further excuses for myself if I thought that in so doing I were distorting Dostoevsky’s ideas, but no. . ”58 These are strange words from a man who has shown himself throughout his course of addresses to be even more flummoxed by his subject than de Vogüé and Proust were.

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