Sanctification as Unity in Brothers Karamazov

Father Ferapont does not need to eat bread; he can live off of mushrooms. Unlike the other monks of his monastery, he keeps the true fast. He is impervious to the desires of the flesh. In Brothers Karamazov, this monk represents the terrible danger of spiritual strength–a self-sufficiency which masquerades as holiness. Through Ferapont, Dostoevsky depicts … Continue reading Sanctification as Unity in Brothers Karamazov