Elayne Allen

About Elayne Allen

Elayne Allen works as a researcher in Washington, DC. She is an alumna of the John Jay Institute, Hudson Political Studies Program, and the Hertog Foundation.

The Literary Saint, John Henry Newman

By |2020-05-30T14:12:01-05:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Literature, Religion, Sainthood, St. John Henry Newman, Theology|

John Henry Newman’s life illustrated a truth: It is only through quietly embracing selfless love that human suffering reaches a denouement, epitomized in the life of Christ. When gloom encircles, when hope is extinguishing, it is precisely in that moment Jesus Christ dwells, hunched over and bloodied, carrying his cross to Calvary, in a [...]

The Problem of Theocracy in The Brothers Karamazov

By |2018-07-09T12:25:35-05:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Books, Fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Political Philosophy, Religion|

It is through Ivan’s representation of Soloviev in The Brothers Karamazov that Dostoevsky unearths the grave implications and outcomes of totalitarian politics… Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov, has rightly earned its place among the greatest books of all time. It warrants this stature in no small part because it addresses questions and [...]