Creed without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers
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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The title of this well organized exploration of Dorothy Sayers's theological writings references an essay which I have as part of the collection “Letters to a Diminished Church” (I believe it's ... Read full review
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