Peter Leithart
Author of “Gratitude: An Intellectual History”
Contributor to
First Things and Touchstone

Co-sponsored with the John Jay Institute for Faith, Society, and Law. Special thanks to our partner churches International Anglican Church, New Life Downtown, and Corpus Christi Catholic Church!

In prison, Dostoevsky discovered that the desire for freedom was the wellspring of human action. But this wellspring comes from a deeper source: Christ and his promise of a future kingdom. Focusing on Notes from the House of the Dead, Notes from Underground, and the Brothers Karamazov, this lecture will examine the intertwined themes of Russian nationalism, freedom, and Christ in Dostoevsky’s thought.