Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition by George PattisonDostoevsky and the Christian Tradition by George Pattison

Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition

EditorGeorge Pattison, Diane Oenning Thompson

Paperback | May 15, 2008

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This collection brings together Western and Russian perspectives on the issues raised by the religious element in Dostoevsky's work. The essays cover such topics as temptation, his use of the gospels, the Russian tradition of the veneration of icons, as well as reading aloud, and dialogism. In addition to an exploration of the impact of the Christian tradition on Dostoevsky's major novels, Crime and Punishment,The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov, there are also discussions of lesser known works such as The Landlady and A Little Boy at Christ's Christmas Tree.
Title:Dostoevsky and the Christian TraditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521062950

ISBN - 13:9780521062954


Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Notes on conventions and abbreviations; Introduction: reading Dostoevsky religiously George Pattison and Diane Oenning Thompson; Part I. Dostoevsky and the Practice of Orthodoxy: 1. Dostoevsky and the kenotic tradition Margaret Ziolkowski; 2. Dostoevsky's markings in the Gospel according to St John Irina Kirillova; 3. Icons in Dostoevsky's works Sophie Ollivier; 4. Problems of the biblical word in Dostoevsky's poetics Dianne Oenning Thompson; Part II. Dostoevsky and Christian Theology: 5. Dostoevsky in the prism of the orthodox semiosphere Avril Pyman; 6. The categories of law and grace in Dostoevsky's poetics Ivan Esaulov; 7. The Brothers Karamazov as trinitarian theology David S. Cunningham; 8. Reading and incarnation in Dostoevsky Eric J. Ziolkowski; Part III. Reading Dostoevsky Religiously: Case Studies: 9. Towards an iconography of Crime and Punishment Anthony Johae; 10. Pavel Smerdyakov and Ivan Karamazov: the problem of temptation Vladimir Kantor; 11. Beyond the will: humiliation as Christian necessity in Crime and Punishment Henry M. W. Russell; 13. Freedom's dangerous dialogue: reading Dostoevsky and Kierkegaard together George Pattison; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"All those interested in reading Dostoevsky 'religiously' will find something of value in these essays. But most of all, this volume shows us where we are at present in reading Dostoevsky religiously and how little or how much still needs to be done in the religious interpretation of Dostoevsky's fictional world." The Russian Review