Ivan's "Literary" Preface
* Ivan tells his brother Alyosha that every story must have a preface and proceeds to give him one regarding a story he is about to tell.
* Ivan cites examples of religious characters in literature.
* Ivan discusses Christian faith and how attention has moved away from Jesus since he was physically present on the Earth.
* Ivan tells of scattered secret appearances on earth by Jesus.
* Jesus appears unnoticed in Seville, Spain, during the Spanish Inquisition
* Jesus is recognized and surrounded by a large crowd, who are instantly healed and who urge him to perform more miracles.
* Jesus heals a blind man's sight.
* Jesus encounters a funeral of a small child, and at the mother's request raises the girl from the dead.
Enter the Grand Inquisitor
* The grand inquisitor witnesses Jesus raise a girl from the dead
* The grand inquisitor calls...
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