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The Grand Inquisitor Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Three Temptations of Christ Summary

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The Three Temptations of Christ Summary

The Grand Inquisitor summarizes what he'll be putting forward in terms of substantiation for his arguments and what is influencing his decision to burn Christ at the stake. It takes the form of a synopsis of the three temptations of Christ, found in the New Testament. The three questions asked of Christ and His answers to them, contends the Inquisitor, could be the single most "miraculous" occurrence ever - possibly the only miracle ever - and therefore touch something beyond human imagination. These three questions come from something divine, far removed from human imagination.

The Inquisitor adds that this scene in the New Testament predicted exactly what has come to pass in the last 1500 years, because they explain all the contradictions to be found in humanity throughout history. To add anything to that Biblical passage, then, would...

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