Baptized Imagination: The Theology of George MacDonald by Mr Dearborn Kerry

By Mr Dearborn Kerry

The mind's eye has been known as, 'the significant organ for realizing and responding to disclosures of transcendent truth'. This booklet probes the theological assets of the mind's eye, which make it a necessary instrument for understanding and responding to such disclosures.

Kerry Dearborn methods components of theology and mind's eye via a spotlight at the 19th century theologian and author George MacDonald. MacDonald might be noticeable as an icon whose existence and paintings open a window to the intersection of notice, flesh and snapshot. He communicated the gospel via narrative and image-rich kinds which honour fact and tackle the highbrow, ingenious, religious, and emotional wishes of his readers. MacDonald was once additionally in a position to converse prophetically in a few components of latest challenge, equivalent to the character of discomfort, getting older and demise, environmental degradation, ethical mind's eye and gender concerns. Dearborn explores impacts which formed him, in addition to the knowledge he has offeredin the formation of vital Christian writers in either the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors reminiscent of C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, W.H. Auden, Frederick Buechner and others characteristic to MacDonald key paradigm shifts and insights of their personal lives.

A learn of MacDonald doesn't provide a formulaic method of theology and the mind's eye, however the danger of gleaning from his wealthy harvest appropriate nourishment for our personal day. It additionally offers a context during which to evaluate capability weaknesses in imaginitive techniques to theology.

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