Dostoevsky reveals through his fiction that he, like many of his most interesting characters, struggled with the question of God's existence. While he was probably never able either to abandon the idea of God emotionally or to accept it intellectually, Dostoevsky's greatest works are expressions of his attempt to reconcile this conflict. Despite the multitude of atheists who populate them and the force of their rational arguments, his novels argue the existence of God subtly but emphatically. Through them Dostoevsky attempts to overcome his personal uncertainty and achieve a whole-hearted acceptance of Christianity.



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