Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Thomas Nelson Inc, 04.10.2011 - 193 Seiten
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Artfully written and cleverly constructed, this biography in the Christian Encounters Series gives readers a compelling look at the world-famous writer and the social, political, and scientific forces that set the stage for his literary greatness.

Dostoevsky walked toward the firing squad in Semenovsky Square in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia. Newly fallen snow blew wildly through the windswept grounds lined by state police. It was a wintry morning, and the sun shone a suffused haze through thick clouds. In the center of the square, seven severe officers stood like statues with rifles at the ready as Dostoevsky and his fellow prisoners looked on. While counting his last steps on earth, Dostoevsky was spared by an order to imprisonment in Siberia--where he would be transformed in the crucible of peasant life.

In this gripping, beautifully written biography, readers get an intimate inside look at the life of this world-famous author who explored human nature perhaps more deeply than any other. Who, under the watchful eye of a suppressive Russian government, fought for the common people and fought for truth. Fyodor Dostoevsky artfully weaves the cultural, political, and scientific forces at play that set the stage for his world-renowned writing. Amid all this, readers discover the humanity of this iconic writer and his lifelong battle to exemplify the teachings of Jesus.

 

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very fascinating

Nutzerbericht  - Archie Isib - Christianbook.com

"Christian Encounters Series." I took great pleasure in this interesting and captivating biography of Fyodor, and I heartily recommend it! This book helped me understand the man better and gave me ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Leithart more philosophical than biographical

Nutzerbericht  - Bria - Christianbook.com

Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Peter Leithart In ways Leithart's biography of Dostoyevsky is what I think a good biography ought to be. Leithart is conversant with Dostoyevsky's writings, letters, and his ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

1 Fainting Soul
1
2 Wanderer
13
3 A Desert Place
27
4 Seraphs Blaze
42
5 Tumult and Roaring Sound
59
6 Lies and Idle Rust
65
7 Coal of Fire
78
8 A Sword in the Breast
87
11 Let My Voice Be Heard
132
12 Span Land and Sea
142
13 The Prophet
154
Epilogue
174
Acknowledgments
176
Notes
178
Bibliography
191
About the Author
193

9 Arise
99
10 An Angel from Heaven
111

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Über den Autor (2011)

Dr. Peter Leithart has taught Theology & Literature at New St. Andrews College since 1998, and has served as pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow,nbsp;Idaho, since 2003. He received his Ph.D. at Cambridge in England. Dr. Leithart and his wife, Noel, have 10 children.

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