Augustine 'Confessions' and Dostoyevsky's 'Grand Inquisitor'

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Comparison of a selection from Aurelius Augustine Confessions and internal narration The Grand Inquisitor from the novel The Karamazov brothers, by FM Dostojefski.
Read by Axel Grube
1 CD A
Playing time: 73 min.
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Dostoyevsky in a lecture to St. Petersburg students in 1879 on his story The Grand Inquisitor: “The whole thing is to be understood as follows: If faith in Christ is falsified and mixed up with the aims of this world, then the meaning of Christianity is also lost. The mind falls into disbelief, and instead of the great ideal of Christ, only a new tower of Babel will be built. While Christianity had a high conception of the individual, humanity will only be viewed as a large mass, and under the cloak of social love nothing will flourish but obvious contempt for human beings. "As the spiritual representation of this post-Christian contempt for human beings, the suppression of the good news Dostoyevsky's confessions of Aurelius Augustine can be contrasted with 'man's moral freedom of choice. F. Nietzsche to Augustine: »The hidden vengeance, the little envy become master! Everything that is pathetic, suffering in itself, haunted by bad feelings, the whole Gettho world of the soul suddenly on top. Just read some Christian agitator, St. Augustine, for example, to understand, to smell what kind of unclean fellows have come up with it. "(Friedrich Nietzsche: The Antichrist)

Weight 94 g
Size 13x13x1mm
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