The Mind of the Maker

by Dorothy L. Sayers     |     Book Summary


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Continuum; New edition
Date: September 9, 2004
Pages: 204

Book Summary of The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers


The Trinity has been accused of being opaque and impossible to fathom, or of attracting more attention than it is worth. Yet, the Triune God is the Creator of all things and has stamped His creation with His image. Wherever you look, reality is Trinity-shaped. Humanity is stamped with the image of our Creator. We are creative beings, patterned after the creative God, reflecting and representing Him in His world.

Augustine first noted triune echoes in the human mind. Taking a closer look at the human mind about the business of human creation, we will see more than a faint echo of the persons of the Trinity at work.

We start with an imaginary perfect writer. As this writer begins, her creative Energy accesses the creative Idea, which sets the parameters for the whole work. As Energy communicates Idea, even becoming incarnate in the work itself, Energy and Idea are revealed in Power, having their effect on writer and reader alike.

Here, then is the Triune echo; Idea as Father, Energy as Son, and Power as Spirit. Each distinct, yet none working without the other. Let’s examine The Mind of the Maker to learn more about them.





The Mind of the Maker

by Dorothy L. Sayers

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers

AuthorDorothy L. Sayers
PublisherContinuum; New edition
DateSeptember 9, 2004
Pages204


Overview:

The Trinity has been accused of being opaque and impossible to fathom, or of attracting more attention than it is worth. Yet, the Triune God is the Creator of all things and has stamped His creation with His image. Wherever you look, reality is Trinity-shaped. Humanity is stamped with the image of our Creator. We are creative beings, patterned after the creative God, reflecting and representing Him in His world.

Augustine first noted triune echoes in the human mind. Taking a closer look at the human mind about the business of human creation, we will see more than a faint echo of the persons of the Trinity at work.

We start with an imaginary perfect writer. As this writer begins, her creative Energy accesses the creative Idea, which sets the parameters for the whole work. As Energy communicates Idea, even becoming incarnate in the work itself, Energy and Idea are revealed in Power, having their effect on writer and reader alike.

Here, then is the Triune echo; Idea as Father, Energy as Son, and Power as Spirit. Each distinct, yet none working without the other. Let’s examine The Mind of the Maker to learn more about them.