New PDF release: Baptized Imagination: The Theology of George MacDonald

By Mr Dearborn Kerry

ISBN-10: 0754655164

ISBN-13: 9780754655169

The mind's eye has been known as, 'the relevant organ for realizing and responding to disclosures of transcendent truth'. This ebook probes the theological resources of the mind's eye, which make it an essential software for realizing and responding to such disclosures.

Kerry Dearborn techniques parts of theology and mind's eye via a spotlight at the 19th century theologian and author George MacDonald. MacDonald should be obvious as an icon whose lifestyles and paintings open a window to the intersection of note, flesh and picture. He communicated the gospel via narrative and image-rich varieties which honour fact and deal with the highbrow, ingenious, religious, and emotional wishes of his readers. MacDonald was once additionally in a position to communicate prophetically in a couple of components of up to date problem, akin to the character of affliction, getting older and demise, environmental degradation, ethical mind's eye and gender concerns. Dearborn explores affects which formed him, in addition to the knowledge he has offeredin the formation of important Christian writers in either the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors akin 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 proper nourishment for our personal day. It additionally presents a context during which to evaluate capability weaknesses in ingenious ways to theology.

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