Dostoevsky was one of those writers of the nineteenth century who came to be regarded by many readers in the following century as a prophet. How does he remain prophetic for us now, in the early twenty-first century? Remembering the End explores and assesses Dostoevsky's critique of modernity, with particular focus on the Grand Inquisitor (in The Brothers Karamazov), where his prophetic vision finds its most intense expression. The authors write to elucidate the spiritual realism of Dostoevsky's biblically charged literary art, and to show how it can help us to remember who we are in this modern/postmodern moment in which--as individuals and members of communities--we are required to make critical choices about the meaning of justice, history, truth and happiness. The book will be of interest to readers in comparative literature, ethics, political theory, philosophy, religious studies and theology.

chapter |7 pages


chapter one|25 pages

Prophecy and Poetics

chapter two|22 pages

Dostoevsky's “The Grand Inquisitor”

chapter three|41 pages

Breaking the Seals

Dostoevsky and Meaning in History

chapter four|36 pages

The Inquisition of the Lamb

Dostoevsky, Revelation, and Justice

chapter six|59 pages

The Third Temptation

God, Immortality, and Political Ethics

chapter seven|25 pages

Christ in "The Grand Inquisitor"