The Mind of the Maker

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Harper Collins, Sep 23, 1987 - Religion - 256 pages
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This classic, with a new introduction by Madeleine L'Engle, is by turns an entrancing mediation 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 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.

 

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

I cannot pretend to have comprehended all of this, but here is what I gleaned. She uses the terminology of Christianity, such as Trinity and Creator, to instruct on the art of artistic creation, with ... Read full review

THE MIND OF THE MAKER

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Abstruse, often paradoxical, but remarkable in many ways is this volume which analyses the metaphor of God as a Creator, using as concrete examples men and women in the field of creative activity ... Read full review

Contents

THE LAWS OF NATURE AND OPINION I
1
THE IMAGE OF GOD
19
IDEA ENERGY POWER
33
THE ENERGY REVEALED IN CREATION
47
FREE WILL AND MIRACLE
61
THE ENERGY INCARNATE IN SELFEXPRESSION
85
MAKER OF ALL THINGSMAKER OF ILL THINGS
93
PENTECOST
109
THE LOVE OF THE CREATURE I 25
125
SCALENE TRINITIES
147
PROBLEM PICTURE I 79
179
THE WORTH OF THE WORK 2 17
217
APPENDIX
227
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Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.

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