Giving the Devil His Due

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Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O’Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky

By:Jessica Hooten Wilson
Pages:156
Publisher:Cascade Books
Dimensions:152mm x 229mm
ISBN:9781498291378

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Flannery O’Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky shared a deep faith in Christ, which compelled them to tell stories that force readers to choose between eternal life and demonic possession. Their either-or extremism has not become more popular in the last fifty to a hundred years since these stories were first published, but it has become more relevant to a twenty-first-century culture in which the lukewarm middle ground seems the most comfortable place to dwell. Giving the Devil His Due walks through all of O’Connor’s stories and looks closely at Dostoevsky’s magnum opus The Brothers Karamazov to show that when the devil rules, all hell breaks loose. Instead of this kingdom of violence, O’Connor and Dostoevsky propose a kingdom of love, one that is only possible when the Lord again is king.

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Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Pages

156

By

Jessica Hooten Wilson

Publisher

Cascade Books

Dimensions

152mm x 229mm

ISBN

9781498291378