Few novels have chapters so rich and impacting they
can stand apart from the rest of the book, yet this
is precisely what has happened with the story of
“The Grand Inquisitor,” from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final
novel, The Brothers Karamazov. In a shocking, unapologetic
tale, Dostoevsky expounds on one of the most baffling
questions ever put forth: “What would happen if Christ
came back to earth?”