Dostoevsky: the Russian Writer as a Mystic

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Dostoevsky: the Russian Writer as a Mystic

Led by Josie Von Zitzewitz

Thursday 15 February

6.30 – 9.00 pm

Cost £15 Concessions £10

Light refreshment provided


The mature writing of Fyodor Dostoevsky (1881-1881), most famous for his novel Crime and Punishment, was profoundly inspired by his encounters with Christian Orthodox monastic spirituality. Scholars including Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, have long been fascinated with Dostoevsky's Christian vision of universal love. We will spend the evening tracing his mystical teachings in some of his best-loved texts. There will be time for meditation.


No knowledge of Russian literature or Dostoevsky required - excerpts will be provided.

Josie teaches Russian literature and translation at the University of Bristol after stints at Cambridge and Oxford . She is an Oblate of the WCCM and has given workshops at Meditatio and in the wider world.


February 15th, 2018 6:30 PM   to   9:00 PM
St Mark's Myddelton Square
The Meditatio Centre
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
Full Price GBP 15.00
Concession (OAP, unwaged, student) GBP 10.00

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