The Grand Inquisitor

The Grand Inquisitor

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by Fyodor Dostoevsky
     
 

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The Grand Inquisitor is a parable told by Ivan to his brother Alyosha in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880). Alyosha is a novice monk and Ivan questions the possibility of a personal, benevolent God.
The Grand Inquisitor is an important part of the novel and one of the best-known passages in modern literature because of its ideas… See more details below

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The Grand Inquisitor is a parable told by Ivan to his brother Alyosha in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880). Alyosha is a novice monk and Ivan questions the possibility of a personal, benevolent God.
The Grand Inquisitor is an important part of the novel and one of the best-known passages in modern literature because of its ideas about human nature and freedom, and because of its fundamental ambiguity.
Dostoyevsky's notebooks show that he was inspired to use the figure of the Grand Inquisitor after he encountered it in a play by Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlos (1785–1787).

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ISBN-13:
2940016621890
Publisher:
Randall Sanders Publishing Co.
Publication date:
06/10/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
323,525
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0 MB

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