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Dostoevsky: the Grand Inquisitor: Bibliography


Alulis, Joseph. “Dostoevsky and the Metaphysical Foundation of the Liberal Regime: ‘Legend of the Grand Inquisitor.’” Perspectives on Political Science. 38, no. 4 (2009): 206-216.

Anderson, Roger B. “Mythical Implications of Father Zosima’s Religious Teachings.” Slavic Review. 38, no. 2 (1979): 272-289.

Bagby, Lewis. “On Dostoevsky’s Conversion: The Introduction to Notes From a Dead House.” Symposium 39, no. 1. Spring, (1985): 3-18.

Barineau, R. Maurice. “The Triumph of Ethics over Doubt: Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov.” Christianity and Literature, 43, 3-4, (1994): 375-92.

Barnhart, Joe: “Dostoevsky and the Historical Christ.” In: Dostoevsky’s Polyphonic Talent. Edited by Joe E. Barnhart. Lanham: University Press of America, 2005: 77-89.

Bauckham, R. “Theodicy From Ivan Karamazov to Moltmann.” Modern Theology 4. October (1987): 83-97.

Belknap, Robert L.

_____. The Genesis of The Brothers Karamazov. The Aesthetics, Ideology, and Psychology of Text Making. Studies of the Harriman Institute. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1990.

_____. “The Plot of Crime and Punishment.” In: Literature, Culture, and Society in the Modern Age: In Honor of Joseph Frank. Edited by Edward J. Brown ... et al. Stanford, Calif: Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University, 1991: 282-92.

_____. “The Rhetoric of an Ideological Novel.” In Literature and Society in Imperial Russia, 1800-1914. Edited by William Mills Todd III. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1978: 173-202.

_____. The Structure of the Brothers Karamazov. The Hague: Mouton, 1967.

_____. “The Unrepentant Confession.” In Russianness: Studies on a Nation’s Identity. In Honor of Rufus Mathewson, 1918–1978.  Edited by Robert L. Belknap. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1990: 113–23.

Bercken, William Peter van den. “The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor: Literary Irony and Theological Seriousness.” In Christian Fiction and Religious Realism in the Novels of Dostoevsky. London: Anthem Press, 2011: 83-95

Bird, Robert. “Dostoevsky’s Religion.” Journal of Religion 86, 3 (2006): 510-12.

Blackmur, R. P. “The Brothers Karamazov: The Grand Inquisitor and the Wine of Gladness.” In Critical Essays on Dostoevsky. Edited by R. F. Miller, 1986: 205-15.

Bloom, Harold. Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

Braun, Maximilian. “The Brothers Karamazov as an Expository Novel.”Canadian-American Slavic Studies. 6, no. 2: (1972: 199-208.

Bullivant, Stephen. 2008. “A House Divided Against Itself: Dostoevsky and the Psychology of Unbelief”. Literature and Theology. 22, no. 1: (2008): 16-31.

Cassedy, Steven. Dostoevsky’s Religion. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005. ***

Catteau, Jacques. ‘‘The Paradox of the Legend of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov.’’ In Dostoevsky: New Perspectives. Edited by Robert Louis Jackson. Translated by Francoise Rosset. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice- Hall, 1984: 243-54.

Chaitin, Gilbert D. “Religion as Defense: The Structure of The Brothers Karamazov.” Literature and Psychology 22: (1972): 69-87.

Chapple, R. K. “A Catalogue of Suffering in the Works of Dostoevsky: His Christian Foundation.” South Central Bulletin 4 (Winter 1983): 94-99.

Chickering, A. Lawrence. “The Grand Inquisitor: Dostoevsky’s Challenge to Modern Man.” New Oxford Review 44, no. 4 (1978): 4-8.

Christian, Reginald F. “Doubt and Belief in Dostoevsky’s Major Novels.” Dimensions Literary and Theological: Incorporating the St. Mary’s Lectures 1991-92. Edited by D. W. D. Shaw. St. Andrews: St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, 1992: 73-85.

Cikovacki, Predrag. “Searching for the Abandoned Soul: Dostoevsky on the Suffering of Humanity.” In: The Enigma of Good and Evil; The Moral Sentiment in Literature. Edited by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka. Analecta Husserliana. The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005: 367-398.

_____. “The Trial of Man and the Trial of God: Job and Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor.” In: Destined for Evil? The Twentieth-Century Responses. Edited by Predrag Cicovacki. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2005: 249-60.

Cicovacki, Predrag, and Maria Granik. Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov: Art, Creativity, and Spirituality. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2010.

Connolly, Julian W. “Dostoevskij's Guide to Spiritual Epiphany in ‘The Brothers Karamazov.’” Studies in East European Thought. 59, no. 1/2: (2007): 39-54.

_____. Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Cox, Roger L. “The Grand Inquisitor.” In: Between Earth and Heaven; Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, and the Meaning of Christian Tragedy. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969: 192-214.

Dolenc, Ivan. Dostoevsky and Christ: A Study of Dostoevsky’s Rebellion against Belinsky. Toronto: York Pub. & Print. Co, 1978.

Eperjesi, Sirek. “Transformative Suffering in “The Brothers Karamazov.” Religious Studies and Theology 19, 2 (2000): 92-112.

Fairbanks, A. Harris. “Was Thomas Paine a Source for Dostoevskij’s ‘Legend of the Grand Inquisitor’?” Russian Literature 10, 48(3): (2000): 223–230.

Flath, Carol A. “Fear of Faith: The Hidden Religious Message of Notes From Underground.” Slavic and East European Journal 37, 4 (1993): 510-29.

Florovsky, G. “On Studying Dostoevskii.” Russian Studies in Philosophy 35, 3 (1997): 19-35.

Frank, Joseph. “Dostoevsky and Evil.” Partisan Review 70, no. 2 (Spring 2003): 262–73.

_____. “The Grand Interlocutor.” New Republic 230, 19 (2004.05.24): 33-37.

Fuller, M. “The Brothers Karamazov As Christian Apologetic.” Theology 98 (1995): 344-50.

Gibson, A. Boyce. “The Riddle of the Grand Inquisitor.” Melbourne Slavonic Studies 4 (1970): 45-56.

_____. The Religion of Dostoevsky. London: SCM Press, 1973.

Golubov, A. S. “Religious Imagery in the Structure of The Brothers Karamazov. In: Russian and Slavic Literature, 1700-1917. Edited by R. Freeborn, R.R. Milner-Gulland, Charles A. Ward. Cambridge, Mass.: Slavica Publishers, 1976: 113-36.

Gorbunov, Andrey N. “Christ’s Temptations in the Wilderness (Milton and Dostoevsky).” Literature & Theology 20, no. 1 (March 2006): 46-62.

Guardini, Romano. “The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor,” Cross Currents, 3/1 (Fall 1952): 58-86.

Haardt, A. “Ivan Karamazov’s Atheism as an Introduction to Russian Religious Thought.” International Dostoevsky Society Bulletin 4, (1974): 31-32.

Hackel, Sergei. “The Religious Dimension: Vision or Evasion? Zosima’s Discourse in The Brothers Karamazov.” In: New Essays on Dostoevsky. Edited by Malcolm V Jones and Garth M. Terry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983: 139-68.

Holk, A. V. “Moral Themes in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.” Essays in Poetics 14, 1 (1989): 28-75.

Ivanov, V. I. Freedom and the Tragic Life; A Study in Dostoevsky. New York: Noonday Press, 1952.

Jackson, Robert L. Dostoevsky: New Perspectives. Prentice-Hall, 1984.

_____. Ed. A New Word on The Brothers Karamazov. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2004.

Jones, Malcolm V. “The Death and Resurrection of Orthodoxy in the Works of Dostoevskii” In Cultural Discontinuity and Reconstruction: The Byzanto-Slav Heritage and the Creation of a Russian National Literature in the Nineteenth Century. Edited by Jostein Børtnes and Ingunn Lunde. Oslo: Solum Forlag. 1997: 143–67.

_____. “Dostoevskii and Religion.” In The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevsky. Edited by W. J. Leatherbarrow. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002: 148–74.

_____. Dostoevsky and the Dynamics of Religious Experience. London: Anthem, 2005. ***

_____. “The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor’: The Suppression of the Second Temptation and Dialogue with God.” Dostoevsky Studies 7 (1986): 123-34.

_____. “Modelling the Religious Dimension of Dostoevsky's Fictional World.” New Zealand Slavonic Journal. Slavonic Journeys Across Two Hemispheres: Festschrift in honour of Arnold McMillin. (2003): 41-53.

Jones, Malcolm V., and Garth M. Terry. New Essays on Dostoyevsky. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Kantor, Vladimir K. “Whom Did the Devil Tempt, and Why? Ivan Karamazov: The Enticements of the “Russian Path”. Russian Studies in Literature 40, 4 (2004): 69-92.

_____. “Whom Did the Devil Tempt, and Why? Ivan Karamazov: The Enticements of the “Russian Path.” Russian Social Science Review 46, 1 (2005): 81-104.

Kanzer, Mark. “The Vision of Father Zossima.” American Imago 8 (December 1951): 329-35.

Kasatkina, Tatiana. “Lazarus Resurrected. A Proposed Exegetical Reading of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishments.” Russian Studies in Literature 40.4 (Fall 2004): 6-37.

Kesich, Veselin. “Some religious aspects of Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov.” St Vladimir's Seminary Quarterly. 1965, 9, no. 2: 83-99.

Kjetsaa, Geir. Dostoevsky and his New Testament. Oslo, Solum Vorlag A.S. and New Jersey, Humanities Press, 1984. 

Lavine, T. Z. “The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor: The Death Struggle of Ideologies.” In: Dostoevski and the Human Condition After a Century. Edited by A. Ugrinsky, Fl. Lambasa and V. K. Ozolins. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986: 13-21.

Lawrence, D. H. “The Grand Inquisitor.” Selected Literary Criticism. Edited by Anthony Beal. New York: Viking, 1961: 233-41.

_____. ‘‘Preface to Dostoevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor.’’ In Dostoevsky: A Collection of Critical Essays. Edited by Rene Wellek. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962.

Leatherbarrow, William J. Fyodor Dostoyevsky--The Brothers Karamazov. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press, 1992.


Lentz, K. A. “‘But These Little Ones’: Reflections on Suffering and Children.” Religion and Intellectual Life 3, 1 (Fall 1985): 77-90.

Loewen, H. “Freedom and Rebellion in Dostoevsky’s `The Grand Inquisitor’ and Nietzsche’s The Antichrist.” In: Crisis and Commitment: Studies in German and Russian in Honour of J. W. Dyck. Edited by J. Whiton and H. Loevoen. Waterloo: University of Waterloo Press, 1983: 156-67.

Lubac, Henri de. The Drama of Athiest Humanism . Translated by E. M. Riley. New York: New American Library, 1963.

Marshall, W. P. “The Other Side of Religion.” Hastings Law Journal 44, 4 (1993): 843-63.

Martinsen, Deborah A. “Shame’s Rhetoric, or Ivan’s Devil, Karamazov Soul.” A New Word on The Brothers Karamazov. Edited by Robert Louis Jackson. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2004.

Matlaw, Ralph E. The Brothers Karamazov: Novelistic Technique. The Hague: Mouton, 1957.

_____. “Myth and Symbol in The Brothers Karamazov.” In The Brothers Karamazov and the Critics. Edited by Edward Wasiolek. Belmont: Wadsworth, 1967: 108-118.

_____. Notes from Underground, and The Grand Inquisitor, with Relevant Works by Chernyshevsky, Shchedrin and Dostoevsky. New York: Dutton, 1960.

Meerson, Olga. “Old Testament Lamentation in the Underground Man’s Monologue: A Refutation of the Existentialist Reading of Notes from the Underground.” Slavic and East European Journal 36.3 (1992): 317-322.

Meyer, P. “Crime and Punishment: Dostoevsky’s Modern Gospel.” Dostoevsky Studies n.s. 2, 1 (1998): 69-79.

Miller, Robin Feuer. “The Biblical Story of Joseph in Dostoevskii’s The Brothers Karamazov.” Slavic Review XLI, 4 (Winter 1982): 653-65.

_____. “The Deep Heart's Core.” In The Brothers Karamazov: Worlds of the Novel. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992: 48-79.

_____. “Dostoevsky and Rousseau: The Morality of Confession Reconsidered.” In Dostoevsky: New Perspectives. Edited by Robert Louis Jackson. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1984: 82–97.

_____. Dostoevsky’s Unfinished Journey. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. ***

Mitchell, J. “Dostoevsky’s Image of Christ”. The Expository Times. 86, no. 7: (1975): 210-214.

Murav, Harrriet. Holy Foolishness: Dostoevsky’s Novels and the Poetics of Cultural Critique. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992.

_____. “From Skandalon to Scandal: Ivan’s Rebellion Reconsidered.” Slavic Review 63.4 (Winter 2004): 756-70.

Natov, Nadine. “The Ethical and Structural Significance of the Three Temptations in The Brothers Karamazov.” Dostoevsky Studies 8 (1987): 3-44.

Neuhaus, Richard John. “The Public Square: A Continuing Survey of Religion and Public Life.” First Things 131 (2003.03): 68-88.

Oats, Joyce Carol. “The Double Vision of the Brothers Karamazov.” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. Vol. 27, No. 2. Winter, (1968): 203-213.

Pachmuss, Temira. “Dostoevsky and T. S. Elliot A Point of View.” Forum for Modern Language Studies. XII, no. 1: (1976): 82-89.

_____. F.M. Dostoevsky: Dualism and Synthesis of the Human Soul. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1963.

Paffenroth, Kim. “The Sins of the Father: Evil and Folly in the Old Testament and Dostoevsky.” In, Paffenroth, Kim. In Praise of Wisdom: Literary and Theological Reflections on Faith and Reason. New York: Continuum, 2004: 1-31.

Panichas, George Andrew. Dostoevsky’s Spiritual Art: The Burden of Vision. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2005.

Parts, Lyudmila. “Christianity as Active Pity in Crime and Punishment.” Dostoevsky Studies, New Series, Vol. XIII (2009): 61-76.

Pattison, George and Diane Oenning Thompson (eds.), Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Peterson, E. H. “Fyodor Dostoevsky: God and Passion.” In: Reality and the Vision. Edited by P. Yancey. Dallas: Word, 1990: 16-27.

Plank, Robert. “One Grand Inquisitor and Some Lesser Ones.” Gamut 4 (Fall 1981): 29-38.

Poznar, W. “The Kiss of Christ’ in the Brothers Karamazov.” Midwest Quarterly 33 (1992): 276-88.

Prestel, D. K. “Father Zosima and the Eastern Orthodox Hesychast Tradition.” Dostoevsky Studies, New Series, vol. 2, no. 1, (1998): 41–59.

Rahv, Philip. “The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor.” Partisan Review 21 (May-June 1954): 249-71.

Ramsey, Paul. “No Morality without Immortality: Dostoevski and the Meaning of Atheism.” The Journal of Religion 36, no. 2 (1956): 90– 108.

Riemer, Neal. “Some Reflections on the Grand Inquisitor and Modern Democratic Theory.” Ethics 67, no. 4 (1957): 249– 256.

Rosen, Nathan. “Style and Structure in The Brothers Karamazov: The Grand Inquisitor and the Russian Monk.” In Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov. Edited by Ralph Matlaw. Norton Critical Editions. New York: W. W. Norton, 1976: 841-51. Orig. pub. in Russian Literature Triquarterly 1 (1971): 352-65.

Rozanov, Vasily. Dostoevsky and the Legend of the Grand Inquisitor. Trans. by Spenser Roberts. 139-47, 159-71.

Russell, Henry M. W. “Beyond the Will: Humiliation as Christian Necessity in “Crime and Punishment”. In: Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”. Edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004: 231-41.

Sandoz, Ellis. “Philosophical Anthropology and Dostoevsky’s ‘Legend of the Grand Inquisitor.’” The Review of Politics 26, no. 3 (1964): 353– 377.

_____. “Philosophical Dimensions of Dostoevsky’s Politics,” The Journal of Politics, Vol. 40, Number 3 (August, 1978): 648-74.

_____. Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971.

Seeley, F. F. “Ivan Karamazov.” In: New Essays on Dostoevsky. Edited by Malcolm V. Jones and Garth M. Terry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983: 115–136.

Stiver, Dan R. “Still Too High a Price? Ivan’s Question in the Light of Contemporary Theodicy.” In: Dostoevsky’s Polyphonic Talent. Edited by Joe E. Barnhart. Lanham: University Press of America, 2005: 25-39.

Sutherland, Stewart R. Atheism and the Rejection of God: Contemporary Philosophy and ‘The Brothers Karamazov’. Oxford: Blackwell. 1977: 85–98.

_____. “Dostoevsky and the Grand Inquisitor: A Study in Atheism.” The Yale Review 66 (March 1977): 364-73.

Terras, Victor. A Karamazov Companion: Commentary on the Genesis, Language, and Style of Dostoevsky’s Novel. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1981.

_____. “Narrative Structure in The Brothers Karamazov.” In: Critical Essays on Dostoevsky. Edited by Robin F. Miller. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1986: 215-33, reprinted from Victor Terras, Karamazov Companion, 100-110.

 _____. “On the Nature of Evil in The Brothers Karamazov.” In: Text and Context: Essays to Honor Nils Åke Nilsson. Edited by P. A. Jensen et al.,. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1987: 58-64.

Thompson, Diane Oenning. The Brothers Karamazov and the Poetics of Memory. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Thurneysen, Eduard. Døstøevsky: A Theological Study. London: Epworth, 1964.

Tracy, T. F. “Victimization and the Problem of Evil: A Response to Ivan Karamazov.” Faith & Philosophy 9 (1992.07): 301-19.

Trepanier, Lee. “The Politics and Experience of Active Love in ‘The Brothers Karamazov’.” Perspectives on Political Science 38.4 (2009): 197-205.

Uhl, A. “Suffering From God and Man: Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky.” In: Nietzsche and Christianity. C. Geffré and J. P. Jossua, eds. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, Ltd.; New York: Seabury Press, 1981: 32-41.

Walsh, Harry Hill. “The Book of Job and the Dialectic of Theodicy in ‘The Brothers Karamazov.’” The South Central Bulletin 37.4 (Winter 1977): 161-64.

Ward, Bruce K. “The Absent Finger of Providence in “The Brothers Karamazov. Some Implications for Religious Models.” In: And Meaning For a Life Entire: Festschrift for Charles A. Moser on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday. Edited by Peter Rollberg. Columbus, 1997: 149-63.

_____. Dostoevsky’s Critique of the West: The Quest for the Earthly Paradise. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 1986.

Ware, Timothy. The Orthodox Church. Harmondsworth, U.K.: Penguin, 1984.

Wasiolek, Edward. Dostoevsky: The Major Fiction. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1964: 164-70.

_____. “Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.” Explicator 16 (1957): Item 7.

Weigel, Peter “Dostoyevsky on the Problem of Evil.” In: The Enigma of Good and Evil; The Moral Sentiment in Literature. Edited by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka. Analecta Husserliana. The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005: 675-99.

Wharton, Robert V. “Dostoevsky’s Defense of Christ in The Brothers Karamazov Part Two.” Cithara 23, no. 2 (November 1984): 59-70.

_____. “Evil in an Earthly Paradise: Ivan Karamazov’s ‘Dialectic’ Against God and Zosima’s ‘Euclidean Response.’” Thomist 41 (1977): 567-84.

_____. “Roads to Happiness in The Brothers Karamazov: Dostoevsky’s Defense of Christ.” Cithara 23, 2 (May 1984): 3-15.

Williams, Rowan. Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2008. ***

Wood, Ralph C. “Dostoevsky on Evil, as a Perversion of Personhood: A Reading of Ivan Karamazov and the Grand Inquisitor.” In: Dostoevsky’s Polyphonic Talent. Edited by Joe E. Barnhart. Lanham: University Press of America, 2005: 1-24. Originally published in Perspectives in Religious Studies 26, 3 (1999): 331-48.

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