Letters to a Diminished Church: Passionate Arguments for the Relevance of Christian Doctrine  -     By: Dorothy L. Sayers
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Letters to a Diminished Church: Passionate Arguments for the Relevance of Christian Doctrine

Thomas Nelson / 2004 / Paperback

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"The devil should stand alert, for Sayers is one of his foremost adversaries,"---Living Church. An outspoken defender of Christian orthodoxy, Sayers elucidates creedal Christianity with brilliance and wit. Pieces include "The Dogma Is the Drama," "What Do We Believe?" and "Strong Meat." 288 pages, softcover. W.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0849945267
ISBN-13: 9780849945267
UPC: 023755023810
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What must a person believe to be a Christian? Dorothy Sayers lays out age-old doctrines without prettying-up or watering-down. She brings them vividly to life by showing how the Bible, history, literature, and modern science fit together to make religion not only possible but necessary in our time.

So whether you are reading the great works of Western literature, thinking about your place in God's universe, or simply dealing with the thousand-and-one problems of daily living, this powerful book has words of both challenge and comfort for you.

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Somehow or other, and with the best intentions, we have shown the world the typical Christian in the likeness of a crashing and rather ill-natured bore--and this in the Name of One who assuredly never bored a soul in those thirty-three years during which He passed through this world like a flame. 

 Let us, in Heaven's name, drag out the Divine Drama from under the dreadful accumulation of slipshod thinking and trashy sentiment heaped upon it, and set it on an open stage to startle the world into some sort of vigorous reaction.

Author Bio

Dorothy Sayers is the author of the famous "Lord Peter Wimsey" detective series. A graduate of Oxford University, Sayers was an associate of C.S. Lewis, T.S. Eliot, and Charles Williams. Dorothy Sayers lived from 1893-1957.

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