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by Peter J. Leithart

Category: Arts and Literature
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Peter J. Leithart
ISBN: 1595550348
ISBN13: 978-1595550347
Language: English
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1st Edition edition (September 26, 2011)
Pages: 208
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Professor and pastor, Dr. Leithart taught Dostoevsky for several years at a university level. If there were more to the faith of Fyodor Dostoevsky, though, I would have expected to read it in a Christian Encounters biography.

Professor and pastor, Dr. I am sure that years of study, teaching and discussion will bring a historical figure to life. There are biographies already about Dostoevsky, and they surely cover his wives, his love affair, his devotion to the Russian people, and his love of Alexander Pushkin. I had hoped for Dostoevsky, The Disciple, from the CE series. But as literature, it is well written. The story is so engaging, in fact, that I read it in two days.

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Thomas Nelson Inc, 0. 0. 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.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky - eBook. More in Christian Encounters Series. Thomas Nelson, 2011, ePub. and ultimately the world. Author Bio. ▼▲. Peter J. Leithart is President of the Theopolis Institute, a leadership training program in Birmingham, Alabama, and serves as Teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

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The Christian Encounters Series is intended to be a series of basic Christian biographies that are to be informative, show the person’s Christian background and show how we can be Christians in a number of backgrounds. I like biographies and I tend to read pretty heavy biographies, but I also enjoy simpler biographies.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky – e-kirja kirjailijoilta Peter J. Lue tämä kirja käyttämällä Google Play Kirjat ‑sovellusta tietokoneella tai Android- tai iOS-laitteella. Lataa offline-lukemista varten, korosta, lisää kirjanmerkkeihin tai kirjoita muistiinpanoja lukiessasi kohdetta Fyodor Dostoevsky. In his twenties, Fydor Dostoevsky, son of a Moscow doctor, graduate of a military academy, and rising star of Russian literature, found himself standing in front of a firing squad, accused of subversive activities against the Russian Tsar. Then the drums rolled, signaling that instead he was to be exiled to the living death of Siberia. Siberia was so cold the mercury froze in the thermometer.

Fyodor Dostoevsky - Peter J. Although a Christian he sometimes failed woefully to follow the Lord and finally decided that was only possible when we reached heaven. Wrongly accused of being a political dissident he was imprisoned for four years in Siberia. He was never afraid to speak about the importance of living for Christ even when ridiculed.

In his twenties, Fydor Dostoevsky, son of a Moscow doctor, graduate of a military academy, and rising star of Russian literature, found himself standing in front of a firing squad, accused of subversive activities against the Russian Tsar.

In his twenties, Fydor Dostoevsky, son of a Moscow doctor, graduate of a military academy, and rising star of Russian literature, found himself standing in front of a firing squad, accused of subversive activities against the Russian Tsar. Then the drums rolled, signaling that instead he was to be exiled to the living death of Siberia. Siberia was so cold the mercury froze in the thermometer. In prison, Dostoevsky was surrounded by murderers, thieves, parricides, and brigands who drank heavily, quarreled incessantly, and fought with horrible brutality. However, while "prisoners were piled on top of each other in the barracks, and the floor was matted with an inch of filth," Dostoevsky learned a great deal about the human condition that was to impact his writing as nothing had before.To absorb Dostoevsky's remarkable life in these pages is to encounter a man who not only examined the quest of God, the problem of evil, and the suffering of innocents in his writing but also drew inspiration from his own deep Christian faith in giving voice to the common people of his nation... and ultimately the world.
Comments to eBook Fyodor Dostoevsky (Christian Encounters Series)
Mr.Champions
Excellent. Love the way Leithart writes the story as though it were a novel.
Perius
My affections for Dostoevsky and for Leithart being what they are, I am probably predisposed to oversell this little book, but I assure you I have considered that fact and nevertheless write the following in good conscience. This modest biography is set as a series of fictional conversations between Fyodor and a friend (a form I was skeptical of), but its result was a sense of natural, intimate, complete knowledge. Leithart has brilliantly approached the biographical task the way Fr. Zossima might--by sitting down with a man in his home and telling stories. In the midst of cleverly detailing the phases and formative events of Dostoevsky's life, Leithart also contributes insightful (and sometimes very original) criticism of Dostoevsky's major works, though he does so with such subtly that it never intrudes on the personal narrative. Only the fans and practiced readers of Dostoevsky will notice the criticism for what it is, while the uninitiated will unwittingly be learning how to read him for the first time. In short, this unassuming biography--which moved me even to tears at one point--is one of the finest I've read on the Russian prophet, second only to Joseph Frank's seminal work; though, it took Frank five volumes and thousands of pages to garner that honor and even his book didn't leave me feeling that I knew Dostoevsky quite so well as Leithart's has. If you don't know Dostoevsky, meet him here and do it soon.
Feri
This brief biography brings Dostoevsky alive through his experiences, speeches and relationships. Wrongly accused of being a political dissident he was imprisoned for four years in Siberia. There he says he fully found Christ and developed his personal philosophy of life--that every person in every nation deserves respect because some of Christ can be found in almost everyone.

He loved Russia deeply and was dismayed by atheistic voices leading young Russians astray. He also spoke against divisions between individuals and nations.

He became one of Russia's most loved novelists, often portraying characters who learned, often through great trials and wrong choices, that following Christ was the way to live. His writing and conversations became his methods of teaching about God.

Although a Christian he sometimes failed woefully to follow the Lord and finally decided that was only possible when we reached heaven. He was never afraid to speak about the importance of living for Christ even when ridiculed.
This great Russian writer suffered from poor health most of his life but wrote diligently, often all night.

An interesting book although some of Dostoevsky's speeches that are quoted were several pages long. The speeches do reveal this man's heart. His reputation is still outstanding in our present age.
Goltikree
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel-like biography. It is very humane, charming, and it beautifully showcases the power of Christian values. Dostoevsky resisted, by means of his Christian values, the push toward godlessness and cynicism that Socialism was promoting among his fellow Russian citizens. I learnt a lot about Dostoevsky by reading this book.
Nagor
I really like this Christian Encounter series from Thomas Nelson, but, so far, this is my least favorite of the three I have read. (Sir Isaac Newton is here, and Saint Francis is here.) I like history, and biographies, so I am easily enthusiastic about a series of them.

It may be because I like history and biographies that I find myself less enthusiastic about this one. Fyodor Dostoevsky reads more like a short novel than a strict biography, and while I am sure some will appreciate the author's efforts to do so - I am not one of them.

If anyone qualified to write a novel based on Dostoevsky, it would surely be Dr. Peter Leithart. Professor and pastor, Dr. Leithart taught Dostoevsky for several years at a university level. I am sure that years of study, teaching and discussion will bring a historical figure to life.

Personally, though, I like facts and quotes. When I read a biography, I want to meet the person for myself.

The story plays out in two time frames. In the first, an older Dostoevsky is discussing his life with a friend. Dr. Leithart warns the reader in his Introduction,

"Conversations in Fyodor Dostoevsky, unless specifically cited from another work, were created by the author as a literary device and are to be read as fictionalized accounts of his life" (viii).

I expected these sections to be brief, but they are not. Endnotes do litter the pages, quoting sources from which phrases and ideas were taken directly, but as I read through those passages I just could not trust the dialogue.

The conversation is broken up by flashbacks, in which the author directly relates the events of Dostoevsky's life, but still more as a narrative than a historical text. These passages are also heavily peppered with endnotes, citing the sources of the events, illustrations, and dialogue.

I can appreciate an author's style, and am certain that the book is completely accurate, so it wasn't a huge drawback for me. My greater disappointment was that it seemed to lack much concerning Dostoevsky's faith.

I knew that Dostoevsky was a great Russian writer and voice. I knew he was a Christian, that he had escaped death by firing squad at the very last moment, and found Christ in a Siberian labor camp. I had hoped that Christian Encounters would tell me more of his journey to faith, of what actually happened in that labor camp, of how it influenced the rest of his life, etc.

But it didn't.

Maybe there isn't more to tell. Maybe there is no account of what happened in Siberia. Maybe his faith wasn't more than a conversation piece here and there, and a wedge between Dostoevsky and some of his socialist contemporaries.

If there were more to the faith of Fyodor Dostoevsky, though, I would have expected to read it in a Christian Encounters biography. There are biographies already about Dostoevsky, and they surely cover his wives, his love affair, his devotion to the Russian people, and his love of Alexander Pushkin. I had hoped for Dostoevsky, The Disciple, from the CE series.

But as literature, it is well written. The story is so engaging, in fact, that I read it in two days. If you're a Dostoevsky beginner, and you prefer literature to historical texts, you'll probably love this.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program, free of charge, in exchange for this review. I did not receive any other compensation, and the ideas expressed above are solely my own.
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