Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

This past Sunday, Russian author and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn passed away in his native Russia at the age of 89. Solzhenitsyn was a dedicated Orthodox Christian who is famous not only for his criticism of Stalin-era gulags – in books like The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – but also his critique of western, pluralistic, democratic capitalism.

For a thorough overview of his life, read the news piece on CNN.com here.

For a fascinating assessment of his life and faith, read the blog entry of John Mark Reynolds here.

For a dated article from Christianity Today about Solzhenitsyn’s return to Russia in 1994 after 20 years of exile, read here.

For a review of his life from the news spot Russia Today, watch here.

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