Creed without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers

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Baker Academic, Jul 1, 2005 - Religion - 222 pages
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British novelist and playwright Dorothy L. Sayers, best known for her Lord Peter Wimsey detective novels, possessed the unique combination of keen theological sense, tremendous writing skill, and a deep concern with how ordinary people understand Christian life. She stands, along with C. S. Lewis, among the most vigorous and popular twentieth-century defenders of Christianity for her work in relating theological themes to everyday concerns.

Creed without Chaos performs a service for readers by providing a careful introduction to Sayers's writings from a theological rather than a literary perspective. Laura Simmons further provides a powerful argument for Sayers's continuing relevance to the church.
 

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Contents

Context Convictions and Clarification
25
The Writer as Theologian
45
Rescuing Christianity from SlipSlop and Fiddle
61
Theological Reflections
75
The Trinity
87
Sin and Evil Redemption and Atonement
95
Work Vocation and Business Ethics
111
Words and Language
123
Creativity and Art
133
Womens Issues
145
Sayers for the Twentyfirst Century
155
Creeds
187
Sayerss Suggested Dates for Airing The
191
Index
217
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Laura K. Simmons (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of Christian ministries at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

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