Dostoevsky and the Dynamics of Religious Experience

Dostoevsky and the Dynamics of Religious Experience

Ziolkowski, Eric J, 2001, Reading and incarnation in Dostoevsky, in Pattison,
George and Thompson, Diane O (eds), Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition,
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 156–70. Ziolkowski, Margaret, 2001
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Author: Malcolm V. Jones

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843313731

Category: Religion in literature

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One of the world's foremost experts on Dostoevsky presents a new study, focusing on the religious concerns of the enigmatic author.
Categories: Religion in literature

Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky

In Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition, edited by George Pattison and Diane
Oenning Thompson, 134–55. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Davison, Ray. Camus: The Challenge of Dostoevsky. Exeter, UK: University of ...

Author: P. H. Brazier

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498218382

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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As a writer and prophet Dostoevsky was no academic theologian, yet his writings are deeply theological: his life, beliefs, even his epilepsy, all had a role in generating his theology and eschatology. Dostoevsky's novels are riven with paradoxes, are deeply dialectical, and represent a criticism of religion, offered in the service of the gospel. In this task he presented a profound understanding and portrait of humanity. Dostoevsky's novels chart the movement of the human into death: either the movement through paradox and Christlikeness into Christ's cross (a soteriology often characterized by the apophatic negation and self-denial; what we may term "the Mark of Abel") leading to salvation and resurrection; or, conversely, the movement of those who refuse Christ's invitation to be redeemed, and continue to fall into a self-willed death and a self-generated hell (the Mark of "Cain"). This eschatology becomes a theological axiom which he unceasingly warned people of in his mature works. Startlingly original, stripped of all religious pretence (some prostitutes and criminals might just have a better understanding of salvation than some of the pietistic, wealthy, and cultured classes), Dostoevsky as a prophet forewarned of the politicized humanistic delusions of the twentieth century: a prophet crying out through the wilderness.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Christian Scholar s Review

Christian Scholar s Review

The book concludes with a short biography on all contributors , suggestions for
further reading , and an index . George Pattison and Diane Oenning Thompson .
Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition . Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge ...

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Category: Christianity

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Augustine and Literature

Augustine and Literature

See also Margaret Ziolkowski, "Dostoevsky and the Kenotic Tradition," in
Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition, 31-40. 44. Fyodor Dostoevsky, The
Unpublished Dostoevsky: Diaries and Notebooks, 3 vol., ed. Carl R. Proffer, trans
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Author: Robert Peter Kennedy

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739113844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

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The influence of Christianity on literature has been great throughout history, as has been the influence of the great Christian Augustine. Augustine and Literature explores Augustine's influence on literature from the Middle Ages to the present day and discusses the implications of expressing Augustine's religious themes both in literature and in more directly theological works.
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The New Russian Dostoevsky

The New Russian Dostoevsky

Although on the surface he and many other scholars do not accept the Soviet
distortion of Russian literary history , this refusal to recognize the proper and
essential place of the Christian tradition in Russian culture betrays the obvious
and ...

Author: Carol Apollonio Flath

Publisher: Slavica Pub

ISBN: IND:30000127449621

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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A collection of articles representing cutting-edge Russian scholarship on Dostoevsky and his writings, in English translation.
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Dostoevsky Studies

Dostoevsky Studies

The Quest for the Earthly Paradise . Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press .
Ziolkowski , Margaret ( 2001 ) : “ Dostoevsky and the kenotic tradition ” . In
Dostoevsky and the Christian tradition . George Pattison and Diane Oenning
Thompson ...

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ISBN: 3893089667

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Reference Guide to World Literature Authors

Reference Guide to World Literature  Authors

... Dostoevsky and the Healing Art : An Essay in Literary and Medical History by
James L . Rice , 1985 ; Dostoevsky : The ... Dostoevsky and the Christian
Tradition , edited by George Pattison and Diane Oenning Thompson , 2001 ;
Retelling ...

Author: Sara Pendergast

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 1558624910

Category: Literature

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Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.
Categories: Literature

The Sanctification of Don Quixote

The Sanctification of Don Quixote

Ziolkowski explores the religious implications of the figure of Don Quixote in Western literature from Cervantes to the present.While scholars and critics in the past have often called attention to the secularizing tendency of modern ...

Author: Eric Ziolkowski

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271033655

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Ziolkowski explores the religious implications of the figure of Don Quixote in Western literature from Cervantes to the present.While scholars and critics in the past have often called attention to the secularizing tendency of modern literature, to the numerous fictional adaptations of the Christ figure on the one hand, and the innumerable literary descendants of Don Quixote on the other, this study is the first to examine a lineage of characters in whom the images of the alleged savior and the mad knight are combined.After considering Don Quixote as the first modern novel, and taking into account its relationship to religion, society, and censorship in seventeenth-century Spain, Ziolkowski traces the history and fate of Don Quixote, the character, through a series of religious transformations over the centuries, focusing on three novels that adapt the Quixote figure: Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot, and Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote. Ziolkowski argues that, given the increased secularization and decline of religious consciousness over the last several centuries, any pursuit of religious values or ideas becomes questionable and this appears &"quixotic&" insofar as it stands in contradiction to the sociohistorical context. He concludes that religious existence, for the few who pursue it in suffering, which means that the religious person feels temporally displaced for adhering to a seemingly obsolete faith and lifestyle.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Orthodoxy Modernity and Authenticity

Orthodoxy  Modernity  and Authenticity

For Dostoevsky , the essence of Christianity was the Incarnation , the God - Man
Jesus Christ . ... Pattison and Diane Oenning Thompson , “ Introduction : Reading
Dostoevsky Religiously , ” in Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition , ed .

Author: Heather Bailey

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132247151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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Ernest Renan was one of the most renowned European intellectuals of the second half of the nineteenth century. Yet, the impact of his most popular work, Life of Jesus, has been underestimated when not altogether ignored. While commonplace now, the idea that Jesus was merely human was at one time a novelty, with significant socio-political, cultural, and religious implications. A case study in the Russian encounter with modernity, Orthodoxy, Modernity, and Authenticity: The Reception of Ernest Renan's Life of Jesus in Russia demonstrates that Renan's book has had long-lasting and broad appeal in Russia because it presents an alternative to a strictly materialist worldview on the one hand, and an Orthodox worldview on the other. Renan offered his readers the possibility to accept the tenets of modernity while still retaining both an admiration for the importance of religion in history and a sense of religious feeling or even belief in a higher religious ideal. Assessments of Renan's alternative belief system, whether positive, negative, or mixed, were often simultaneously evaluations of the moral, socio-political, and spiritual condition of European society in general and Russian society in particular. The interpretive history of Renan's Life of Jesus in Russia reveals a persistent disillusionment with a strictly materialist interpretation of history and of life.
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Feminism Redemption and the Christian Tradition

Feminism  Redemption  and the Christian Tradition

For example , Dostoevsky in his novel Crime and Punishment presents the
idealized picture of the girl , Sonia , who becomes a prostitute to save her
starving family ; she represents the only saving grace in the life of the murderer ,
Raskolnikoff ...

Author: Mary Grey

Publisher: Twenty Third Publications

ISBN: PSU:000019304748

Category: Feminist theology.

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Categories: Feminist theology.

Dostoevsky on the Threshold of Other Worlds

Dostoevsky on the Threshold of Other Worlds

BUDDHISM IN DOSTOEVSKY : PRINCE MYSHKIN AND THE TRUE LIGHT OF
BEING Sarah Young PRINCE Myshkin , Dostoevsky ' s attempt to create a
perfectly beautiful human being ' , ' is usually interpreted within the Christian
tradition .

Author: Malcolm V. Jones

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114511863

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A collection of essays, presenting a tribute to the greatly respected Dostoevsky scholar, Professor Malcolm V Jones.
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The Portal of Beauty

The Portal of Beauty

" This is how Bruno Forte describes the long-held Christian tradition that sees God as the source of all beauty.

Author: Bruno Forte

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802832801

Category: Philosophy

Page: 121

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A famous Italian theologian's eloquent reflections on beauty and God. / "Beauty is an event: it happens when the Whole, the All, offers itself to us in the fragment, when the Infinite makes itself little." This is how Bruno Forte describes the long-held Christian tradition that sees God as the source of all beauty. In The Portal of Beauty Forte examines the deep, though not always obvious, contribution of theological thought from the minds of such luminaries as Augustine, Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Balthasar, and Evdokimov to our understanding and experience of beauty. / The Portal of Beauty is an erudite, moving, and deeply-felt study by the most famous Italian theologian in Italy on the nature of beauty and how it can lead us to a greater understanding of and communion with the divine.
Categories: Philosophy

Holy Foolishness

Holy Foolishness

This book examines the ways in which Dostoevsky's adoption and reinvention of the medieval Russian holy fool - in Russian Orthodoxy, a person who feigned madness or folly as an ascetic feat of self-humiliation - serves as a locus for a ...

Author: Harriet Murav

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804720592

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book examines the ways in which Dostoevsky's adoption and reinvention of the medieval Russian holy fool - in Russian Orthodoxy, a person who feigned madness or folly as an ascetic feat of self-humiliation - serves as a locus for a critique of his culture's increasing reliance on the scientific paradigms of Claude Bernard's physiology, and as a source of formal narrative innovation in his novels. The author first explores the paradoxical hagiography of the holy fool, whose saintly acts are disguised under the mask of demonic folly. She then traces the rise of medical science in the nineteenth century and the increasing authority of the new scientific models of human behavior, especially the all-important notion of "the normal and the pathological." The book then shifts to close readings of four of Dostoevsky's major novels - Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov - always keeping the double focus of cultural critique and formal innovation. The author examines how Dostoevsky develops a specific literary procedure that is itself "holy foolishness." That is, his novels in their structure and, in particular, in the voice of their narrators mislead, tempt, and "scandalize" the reader, much like the street theater of the medieval holy fool. This difficult relationship between reader and text is mirrored in what is represented in the text as the interaction between the holy fool and other characters. In its theoretical orientation, the book both builds from and criticizes Bakhtin's work on carnival. The author offers a less optimistic account, showing how in Dostoevsky carnival is more demonic than jubilant, particularly in The Devils, where carnival leads to a frightening chaos.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Slavic Review

Slavic Review

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114601458

Category: Electronic journals

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"American quarterly of Soviet and East European studies" (varies).
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New Zealand Slavonic Journal

New Zealand Slavonic Journal

Dostoevsky's image of Christ no doubt took on different emphases at different
times , but it is widely agreed that a ... Not surprisingly , it is on this level that the
connections between the religious tradition and Dostoevsky's realist novel are
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Die Br der Karamasow

 Die Br  der Karamasow

Dostoevsky ' s radical enemies would attack The Brothers Karamazov as a “
mystico - ascetic " novel , largely because it is a religious novel and their
understanding of religion tended to stop short at these two elements in the
Christian tradition ...

Author: International Dostoevsky Society

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ISBN: IND:30000057300018

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Bulletin International Dostoevsky Society

Bulletin   International Dostoevsky Society

International Dostoevsky Society. to read ; but instead he read " The Prophet . "
Carr correctly ... 167 ) ; sees the ideal of Myshkin as representing " the primitive
Christian tradition of the gospels " ( p . 163 ) . Dostoevsky , F . M . " Rytsar ' bednyj
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Author: International Dostoevsky Society

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ISBN: UOM:39015005493641

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Christian Values in Recent Fiction

Christian Values in Recent Fiction

Without the orthodoxy of a Greene or the rationalistic mysticism of a Huxley , they
still appear legitimately to belong within the Christian tradition . In The Brothers
Karamazov , Dostoevsky ' s Father Zossima tells Aliosha : “ Love one another .

Author: Albert Roland

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B431584

Category: Religion and literature

Page: 41

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Categories: Religion and literature