Monday, August 20, 2012

On Russia


In 2001, during my gap year, I read Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamajov before going to Uni. I was much too young and immature to understand the deeper meaning of the book, but it left quite an impression on me at a formative age. It was also my first exposure to Russian Orthodox Christianity, and I remember being quite surprised at how much emphasis its theology put on “imitating Christ”.