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Title: Theology out of Hell
Subtitle: Christian Theme in Dostoevsky's The Devils
Author(s): VAN DEN BERCKEN, Wil
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 55 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2003
Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Devils is not a novel with predominantly religious themes. However, it does have an indirect religious theme, namely the nonexistence of God and its ethical consequences for human beings. This theme is present as a metaphysical background to the thoughts and actions of the main characters. Moreover, the novel acquires an explicitly religious accent in two chapters that deal with fundamental Christian themes.