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April 19, 2012

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Jo Becker

This is a really interesting article, Adam! I totally agree about the epilogue trying to say the unsayable. But I think something to consider as far as the "nihilism" of the novel is the overlooked question of why Raskolnikov became proud in the first place before he ever sinned. I think Christian theology and psychology have a lot to say about that, which may be precisely the point: grace as a salvation from our very human neuroses.

Sam Klein

In the Shimer library, there is an entire book on Dostoevsky's notes on the novel. I just read them yesterday. The notes have a different take on the theme of the novel; however, I like the interpretation of a Christian nihilism. I actually began looking into it, and it seems there are debates if Christians can be nihilists. This would make a good thesis, and it'd be something I would either like to read or work on.

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Interesting article and analysis Adam! Thanks for this post

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