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Dorothy Sayers for our times

By Peter Mirus (bio - articles ) | Dec 07, 2006

Recently, I had the opportunity to read a biography of Dorothy Sayers by David Coomes. Here are two excerpts that I think you will enjoy.

Sayers of course could not write dully to save her life, and only she could have imbued with such swinging wit and bile the simple thesis that it wasn't dogma that made Christianity dull, but the Church's shameful neglect of it.


The play [Zeal for Thy House] dealt with issues applicable equally to artist and Christian: that God who grants artists their talents will not tolerate spiritual pride, and what happens to a man caught between the justice of God and the jealousy of man is one of life’s great imponderables, and that to achieve a great and godly work one should always employ a good architect who lives an immoral life rather than a poor architect who lives a blameless life.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 08, 2006 10:21 AM ET USA

    One of the great puzzlements of Catholic life - "Why aren't they excited?" is a question everyone privileged to preach sould ask themselves every day. Original Sin, redemption and "Life no longer ends in an astral cinder!" - What amazing thoughts !

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