Raised by a literate family, Dostoyevsky discovered literature at an early age, beginning when his mother introduced the Bible to him. Nannies near the hospitals—in the grounds of which he was raised—introduced Dostoyevsky to fairy tales, legends and sagas.
Dostoyevsky and the Problem of God Elissa Kiskaddon "Nothing is more seductive for man than his freedom of conscience. But nothing is a greater cause of suffering.
In contemplating the creation of the novel The Idiot, Dostoyevsky wrote in a letter to A. Maikov that he hoped to focus the work around a question "with which I have been tormented, consciously or unconsciously all my life--that is, the existence of God. A large number of Dostoyevsky's books are written within the framework of a Christian doctrine, juxtaposing characterizations of believers and non-believers, enforcing the ultimate good and reason that follow from possessing a faith.
Dostoyevsky also describes however, the mental suffering and questioning inherent in the step of realizing the "truth" of Jesus Christ.
Berdyaev, in a discussion on Dostoyevsky's mission, states that "he did not have to solve the divine problem as does the pagan, but the problem of mankind,which is the problem of the spiritual man, the Christian. We, in our family, have known the gospel almost ever since our earliest childhood.
Every visit to the Kremlin and the Moscow cathedral was, to me, something solemn.
Dostoyevsky also recalled his favorite nurse in the context of the prayer she taught him, "I place all my hope in Thee, Mother of God preserve me under Thy protection. Moreover, these childhood associations seem to have strongly imprinted upon his mind, "This book [the book of Job] Anna [his wife], it's strange -- is one of the first which made an impression on me in life, I was just then only a little boy.
His father was, though reverent, a drunk, and was later murdered by serfs on account of his inhumane treatment. He became involved in a group known as the "Russian Utopian Socialists," influenced by Belinsky, a well known literary critic. The partnership formed by the two presumably shook Dostoyevsky's faith, as his revered mentor found that "as a socialist, he had to destroy Christianity in the first place.
He knew that the revolution must necessarily begin with atheism. He was arrested for "the circulation of a private letter full of insolent expressions against the Orthodox Church. While in prison where the only book allowed was The Bible it appears Dostoyevsky began to reemerge as a believer, writing in a letter to Mrs.
I believe that there is nothing lovelier, deeper, more sympathetic, more rational, more manly and more perfect than the Savior; If anyone could prove to me that Christ is outside the truth, and if the truth really did exclude Christ, I should prefer to stay with Christ and not the truth.
He even allowed that the One who said of himself: Here is the direction in which Dostoyevsky's convictions were regenerated,10 What is important however, is the actual regeneration of the faith which is evident and steadfast in novels such as The Brothers Karamazov, Devils, The Idiot, and Crime and Punishment.
Another important consideration is that this spiritual rebirth took place within the confines of a Siberian prison, where Dostoyevsky was amassing a large storage of information on the capacity for evil in men.
That Dostoyevsky was able to cultivate a belief within such a hostile environment demonstrates the strength of his conviction. For Dostoyevsky then, the problem of God became not the recognition of the truth, but the elimination of associated doubt. The primary source of doubt which plagued Dostoyevsky was his struggle to reconcile the suffering evident in the world and the notion of a loving God.Print Essay | Close Window.
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But nothing is a greater cause of suffering." The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the darkest recesses of the human heart, together with his unsurpassed moments of illumination, had an immense influence on 20th-century fiction.
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky () was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer that discussed the psychological state of the human soul in many of his works, one in particular is Notes from the Underground; which was published in Notes from the Underground, had a great influence in.
Fyodor Dostoevsky () was a Russian novelist, journalist, short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel. Dostoevsky was born in Moscow, as the second son of a former army doctor.
In Fyodor Dostoevsky published his novel Demons1. The novel recounts the intrigues of a group of political conspirators that culminate with the murder of one of their group members at the instigation of their leader.