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“This book taught me something I knew on a much deeper level but did not have the language or the reasoning to state: that innocence is something very durable and interior, and also evanescent.”

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“A host of deep philosophical questions are at work in the book: about, say, the existence of God, the nature of morality without God, and the role of free will.”

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“Dostoyevsky himself was a passionate Orthodox Christian, but he felt the flames of unbelief as much as anybody.”

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“Dostoevsky was a devout Christian and The Brothers Karamazov, his last and possibly greatest novel, was a heartfelt plea for the necessity of faith. The phrase “If God does not exist, everything is permitted” is often attributed to Dostoevsky. He actually never wrote that, but the sentiment certainly runs through much of his work, and most especially through The Brothers Karamazov.”

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