Mind of the Maker

Mind of the Maker

by Dorothy Sayers, Madeleine L'Engle (Introduction)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Trade Paperback, 229 pages
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This classic, with a new introduction by Madeline L'Engle, is by turns an entrancing meditation on language; a piercing commentary on the nature of art and why so much of what we read, hear, and see falls short; and a brilliant examination of the fundamental tenets of Christianity. The Mind of the Maker will be relished by those already in love with Dorothy L. Sayers and those who have not yet met her.

A mystery writer, a witty and perceptive theologian, culture critic, and playwright, Dorothy L. Sayers sheds new, unexpected light on a specific set of statements made in the Christian creeds. She examines anew such ideas as the image of God, the Trinity, free will, and evil, and in these pages a wholly revitalized understanding of them emerges. The author finds the key in the parallels between the creation of God and the human creative process. She continually refers to each in a way that illuminates both.

Table of Contents:

  1. The "Laws" of Nature and Opinion
  2. The Image of God
  3. Idea, Energy, Power
  4. The Energy Revealed in Creation
  5. Free Will and Miracle
  6. The Energy Incarnate in Self-Expression
  7. Maker of All Things—Maker of Ill Things
  8. Pentecost
  9. The Love of the Creature
  10. Scalene Trinities
  11. Problem Picture

    Postscript: The Worth of Work
    Appendix

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