Baptized Imagination: The Theology of George MacDonald by Kerry Dearborn

By Kerry Dearborn

The mind's eye has been known as, 'the imperative organ for realizing and responding to disclosures of transcendent truth'. This e-book probes the theological resources of the mind's eye, which make it an important software for figuring out and responding to such disclosures. Kerry Dearborn methods parts 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 lifestyles and paintings open a window to the intersection of be aware, flesh and photograph. He communicated the gospel via narrative and image-rich kinds which honour fact and tackle the highbrow, ingenious, non secular, and emotional wishes of his readers. MacDonald was once additionally in a position to communicate prophetically in a few parts of latest drawback, reminiscent of the character of pain, getting older and demise, environmental degradation, ethical mind's eye and gender matters. 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 corresponding to 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 examine of MacDonald doesn't provide a formulaic method of theology and the mind's eye, however the hazard of gleaning from his wealthy harvest correct nourishment for our personal day. It additionally presents a context within which to evaluate strength weaknesses in resourceful techniques to theology.

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