Dostoevsky: The Scandal of Reason

Dostoevsky: The Scandal of Reason

by Maria Nemcová Banerjee

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"Maria Nemcová Banerjee situates her work in a tradition of Dostoevsky interpretation that features such names as Berdyaev, Ivanov, and Soloviev. It is therefore no surprise that her study Dostoevsky: The Scandal of Reason gives voice to a passionate and committed reading, filtered through a close attention to both text and context. Taking as her starting point Dostoevsky's famed dictum that, were Christ in reality to be outside truth, he would choose Christ over truth, she shows how, for Dostoevsky himself, it is actually our modern, rationalistic conceptions of truth that come out worst. If Ivan Karamzov's 'rebellion' has provided modern atheism with one of its most powerful weapons, a close reading of The Brothers Karamazov demonstrates not only that Ivan's logic is flawed, but that he himself knows that it is. Clear, committed, and with the resources of extensive scholarship behind it, this is a book that gives further thrust to the current revival of interest in Dostoevsky's contribution to modern religious thought. As such it will be welcomed by students and teachers and, indeed, by those who read Dostoevsky simply because he is a great writer from whom we all have much to learn." -George Pattison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Oxford University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584205371
Publisher: SteinerBooks
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 793 KB

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