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 t...more
Her theory that humans are each a trinity unto ourselves when we a ...more
She starts off in her intro with griping about the reading comprehension skills of those who disagreed with her previous essay - stating that it was not a matter of opinion, it was a statement of doctrine. It feels a bit like entering an argument en media res, but that's not so uncommon in intros.
In the beginning of the second ...more
There were some really fabulous quotes and obse ...more
She writes on art, man, and God. Sayers has much good to say and said it well, but her conception of God's sovereingty and the free will of men seems haphazard.
The most enjoyable chapter in this book was entitled "Scalene Trinities." This was an elucidation of her theory for literary criticism as well as a defense of the Trinitarian doctrine in Christianity. If you ar ...more
For some reason I struggled with the rest of the book. Although I read it, nothing leaped out at me and somet ...more
I also really enjoyed her statements about what makes a book or play into a well-written work of art, such as: "if th ...more
In The Mind of the Maker novelist, playwright, and theologian, Dorothy Sayers discusses the doctrine of trinity by comparing God’s creativity to the human creative process. By unfolding how human beings (specifically writers, since that was her own craft) create works of art – f ...more
Most of the book is ...more
Sayers acknowledges that many peopl ...more
But I went with the five-star review because I really LIKED The Mind of the Maker.
Outside of actually taking a Trinitarian theology course, this is the most in-depth experience I've had of examining what it means for God ...more
Dorothy L. Sayers is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divina Co ...more