Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 339-402
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: Dostoevsky’s Theology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0663-5-339-402
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Caterina Corbella. FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY IN THE CATHOLIC WORLD: MATERIALS

About the author:

Caterina Corbella, Associate Researcher, Research Centre “Dostoevsky and World Culture”, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5996-0127

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Abstract:

The chapter presents different sections addressing the reception of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s work by Catholic thinkers in 20th and 21st centuries (Romano Guardini, Divo Barsotti, Luigi Giussani, partly Henri De Lubac). The aim of the work is not only to present some “Catholic” interpretations of Dostoevsky’s novels but, most particularly, to analyze them as a vivid dialogue that leads to the question of the interaction between literature and theology and offers an example of the capacity of Dostoevsky’s text to witness and pass on an experience of faith. To Catholic authors, the relationship of Dostoevsky with Christ appears to be the most interesting yet most elusive factor in the work of the Russian writer and it is highlighted as one of the most intriguing questions for further research.

Keywords: Catholic theology 20th-20st Century, Catholic reception of F.M. Dostoevsky, Romano Guardini, Henri De Lubac, Divo Barsotti, Luigi Giussani, Catholic theology and literature.