16 April 2014, The Tablet

The Artist and the Trinity: Dorothy L. Sayers’ theology of work

by Christine M. Fletcher

Creativity account

Reviewed by Joan GreatexLUTTERWORTH, 160pp, £17.50 Tablet bookshop price £15.75 Tel 01420 592974 Most of us associate Dorothy Sayers with the tales of her crime-solving detective Lord Peter Wimsey and popular mystery novels such as Gaudy Night or The Nine Tailors. There was, however, another side to her achievements. Sayers was widely recognised during her lifetime (1893-1957) as a significant Anglican theologian, writing for an ever-increasing and admiring English-speaking public from Archbishop William Temple to the general reader. During the devastating years of the Second World War and in the period immediately following, Sayers’ voice and her message touched minds and hearts everywhere and brought renewed hope to the post-war world. In this short but engagingly rea
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