The Mind of the Maker
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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 MAKERUser 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
THE LOVE OF THE CREATURE I 25
PROBLEM PICTURE I 79
THE WORTH OF THE WORK 2 17