Dostoevsky and the Bible

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a renowned novelist of the ninteenth century, was raised in a devout Russian Orthodox home. The details of his life are often as dark as the subjects of his novels.The Brothers Karamazov is a story of greed and vengeance in the conflict of a father and his four sons, one a Christ-like figure who desires to put Christian love into practice.

In the novel, the Russian Monk says to visitors, “What a book the Bible is . . . what strength is given it to man . . . forgive my tears, for I love the Bible.” In her memoir, Dostoyevsky's wife wrote, “often when he was deep in thought, he would open the New Testament . . . only in that book did he find support; whenever he resorted to it, he was filled with new energy and strength.”

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