“Forgiveness and Solidarity in Dostoevsky’s ‘The Brother’s Karamazov’” a Lecture by Dr. Healy

September 19, 2018 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dr. Nicholas Healy will present a lecture entitled "Forgiveness and Solidarity in Dostoevsky's The Brother's Karamazov" on Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00pm at the Catholic Information Center (CIC).

The CIC is located at 1501 K St NW in Washington, DC.

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.


A video recording of Dr. Healy's lecture can be found here.


Fyodor Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel, The Brothers Karamazov, explores the question of God’s existence against the backdrop of suffering and betrayal within a troubled family. The genius of Dostoevsky is to have grasped that there can be no love for human beings without a love for God — and conversely, there can be no belief in God without a deep and profound love for mankind. Prof. Healy will present a brief overview of the structure and characters of the novel, focusing on the themes of solidarity and forgiveness.

This lecture is part of a three-part series on original sin in literature, co-sponsored by the CIC and the Thomistic Institute.



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