The Mind of the Maker: The Expression of Faith through Creativity and Art

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Open Road Media, 10 févr. 2015 - 250 pages
An investigation into the nature of God and creativity from the author of the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, with an introduction by Madeleine L’Engle.

From the first pages of Genesis, it is clear that God and man share one vital trait: the ability to create great works out of nothing. More than any other group, artists feel impelled to create, and this urge brings them closer to God. By contemplating the creative drive of humanity, we can better understand the works of God, and by reading deeply into the tenets of Christianity, we can better understand the creative spirit of man.
 
Dorothy L. Sayers explores the concept of the Holy Trinity within the context of invention: the creative idea, the creative energy, and the creative power. In this searching, wide-ranging treatise, one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century shows us what it means to be an artist—and what it takes to make humankind.

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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
THE LAWS OF NATURE AND OPINION
THE IMAGE OF
IDEA ENERGY POWER
THE ENERGY REVEALED IN CREATION
FREE WILL AND MIRACLE
THE ENERGY INCARNATE IN SELFEXPRESSION
PENTECOST
THE LOVE OF THE CREATURE
SCALENE TRINITIES
PROBLEM PICTURE
THE WORTH OF THE WORK
APPENDIX
About the Author
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MAKER OF ALL THINGSMAKER OF ILL THINGS

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Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) was a British playwright, scholar, and acclaimed author of mysteries, best known for her books starring the gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. While working as an advertising copywriter, Sayers began writing Whose Body? (1923), the 1st Wimsey mystery, followed by 10 sequels and several short stories. Sayers set the Wimsey novels between the World Wars, giving them a realistic tone by incorporating details from contemporary issues such as advertising, women’s education, and veterans’ health. Sayers also wrote theological essays and criticism during and after World War II, and in 1949 published the 1st volume of a translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Although she considered this translation to be her best work, it is for her elegantly constructed detective fiction that Sayers remains best remembered.

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