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Der Großinquisitor

Der Großinquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
By: (1821-1881)

Der Großinquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a thought-provoking and deeply philosophical novella that delves into the complexities of faith, power, and human nature. Set in the midst of the Spanish Inquisition, the story follows a fictional encounter between Jesus Christ and the Grand Inquisitor, who represents the institutional church.

Dostoyevsky expertly weaves together contrasting ideologies through the dialogues between Jesus and the Grand Inquisitor, forcing readers to confront their own beliefs and questioning the nature of religious authority. The Grand Inquisitor's critique of Jesus' teachings challenges the traditional notions of faith and opens up a discussion on the role of religion in society.

The novella's exploration of the tension between freedom and security, individuality and conformity, makes it a profound and timeless piece of literature. Dostoyevsky's writing is both eloquent and powerful, drawing readers into a richly textured world full of moral ambiguity and existential dilemmas.

Overall, Der Großinquisitor is a compelling and thought-provoking read that tackles weighty themes with intelligence and depth. It is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of religion, power, and ethics.

Book Description:
"Der Großinquisitor" ist eine Erzählung aus dem Roman "Die Brüder Karamasow". Die Handlung spielt im 16. Jahrhundert, in Sevilla. Jesus, auf die Erde zurückgekehrt, wird von einem greisen Großinquisitor verhaftet und soll auf dem Scheiterhaufen verbrannt werden.
(Introduction by Al-Kadi)

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