Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor / Edition 2

Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor / Edition 2

by Ellis Sandoz
     
 

ISBN-10: 188292651X

ISBN-13: 9781882926510

Pub. Date: 06/01/2000

Publisher: ISI Books

Fyodor Dostoevsky has often been regarded as a prophet who foretold the rise of totalitarian socialism in Russia. But his political vision had deep spiritual roots. Dostoevsky's searing struggle with the question of God is famously presented in the legend of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov. Malcolm V. Jones, in his introduction to the Everyman's Library…  See more details below

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Fyodor Dostoevsky has often been regarded as a prophet who foretold the rise of totalitarian socialism in Russia. But his political vision had deep spiritual roots. Dostoevsky's searing struggle with the question of God is famously presented in the legend of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov. Malcolm V. Jones, in his introduction to the Everyman's Library edition of The Brothers Karamazov, writes: "Sandoz's magnificent book on the 'Legend of the Grand Inquisitor' is required reading

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882926510
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionxi
Preface to the First Editionxiii
Introductionxvii
Part 1Major Formative Factors: A Sketch
Chapter I.Roots of Russian Revolutionism5
1.Intellectual Currents: Hegelianism a la Russe6
2.Western Revolutionism and Ideology18
3.Spiritual Currents: Orthodoxy, Sectarianism and Russian Myth23
Chapter II.Faith and the Nature of Man39
1.Man and the Divine39
2.The Experiential Ground of Faith43
3.Suffering and Faith54
4.Mythopoesis and Mystical Theology62
Part 2The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor
Chapter III.The Legend as Political Apocalypse75
1.Dostoevsky's Intentions: Survey of Materials76
2.Perspective and Method of Analysis81
3.Structure and Sources84
4.Political Apocalypse96
Chapter IV.Leitmotifs101
1.Christ: The Principle of Active Love101
2.Confessions of Faith105
3.The Grand Inquisitor: The Principle of Negation and Rebellion110
Chapter V.The Temptation: Trial and Apocalypse127
1.Dostoevsky and Solovyov128
2.Apocalypse and History130
3.Biblical Context144
4.The First Temptation149
5.The Second Temptation154
6.The Third Temptation156
7.Culture and Crisis165
Chapter VI.Metaphysics of Rebellion171
1.The Devil and Ivan: Active Negation and New Men173
2.Rebellion as Spiritual Disease178
3.Ethical Theory181
4.Metaphysical Rebellion183
Chapter VII.Philosophical Anthropology191
1.Personal Freedom and Human Nature191
2.Time and Eternity199
3.The Last Judgment211
Part 3Conclusion
Chapter VIII.The Range of Politics219
1.The Transcendent and the Immanent219
2.Esoteric and Exoteric Politics229
3.The Tension of Existence: Institutions and Order231
Chapter IX.Conclusion: Dostoevsky's Political Theory239
Epilogue255
Notes285
Index341

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