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  • Author:
    Dorothy L. Sayers
  • ISBN:
    091847731X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0918477316
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  • Publisher:
    Sophia Inst Pr (1995)
  • Pages:
    116 pages
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    Theology
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I admire Dorothy Sayers and always recommend her works. Creed or Chaos" is theologically sound, a good read, although you'll stop to underline. Should you be interested in the need of the Church as well as society to have a Creed and to live by it, this is one of the best books for you.

I admire Dorothy Sayers and always recommend her works. If you are mature in the study of theology as it relates to the Creeds of the Church and society, you will find this work elementary.

All that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams. Mystery writer Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach - deserted but for the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut. From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide, murder or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, she finds a reason for detective pursuit - as only the two of them can pursue it.

But in Creed or Chaos?, author Dorothy Sayers demonstrates that such a "doctrineless Christianity" is not merely . Dorothy L. Sayers died in 1957, but her books continue to enthrall readers today. Please help us celebrate the doyenne of the Golden Age of the Mystery, Dorothy L. Sayers.

But in Creed or Chaos?, author Dorothy Sayers demonstrates that such a "doctrineless Christianity" is not merely impossible; it's dangerous. Indeed, argues Sayers, if Christians don't steep themselves in doctrine, then the Christian Faith - and the world outside the Faith - will descend into chaos. Each of us must choose: creed. or chaos! This book shows why there's no way you can avoid that choice - and it helps you to choose wisely.

Creed or Chaos? is a restatement of basic historical Christian doctrine, based on the .

Creed or Chaos? is a restatement of basic historical Christian doctrine, based on the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, similar to but somewhat more densely written than C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity. Both sought to explain the central doctrines of Christianity, clearly and concisely, to those who had encountered them in distorted or watered-down forms, on the grounds that, if you are going to criticise something, you had best know what it is first. Biographers of Sayers have disagreed as to whether Sayers was anti-Semitic.

Creed or Chaos? book. Dorothy Sayers, author of the Peter Wimsey mystery novels, shows why every Christian needs a creed to live by. Sayers writes about the Faith with wit, charm, and humor.

Though best known for her entertaining crime novels, the lively minded Sayers also wrote plays, poetry and essays. English Crime Stories.

Dorothy Sayers, author of the Peter Wimsey mystery novels, shows why every Christian needs a creed to live by. Though best known for her entertaining crime novels, the lively minded Sayers also wrote plays, poetry and essays. Dick Francis, Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Berkeley, . James, Margery Allingham.

With an intellectual brilliance which characterizes all that Dorothy Sayers has written, whether in the religious field or that of the mystery, this is a trenchant consideration of dogma, and its value as the basic structure of the Christian.

With an intellectual brilliance which characterizes all that Dorothy Sayers has written, whether in the religious field or that of the mystery, this is a trenchant consideration of dogma, and its value as the basic structure of the Christian faith. If the 'average man' is going to be interested in Christ at all, it is the dogma that will provide that interest. With an intellectual brilliance which characterizes all that Dorothy Sayers has written, whether in the religious field or that of the mystery, this is a trenchant consideration of dogma, and its value as the basic structure of the Christian faith.

Today you hear it even from many well-meaning Christians: "It doesn't really matter what you believe, so long as you're sincere.

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Today you hear it even from many well-meaning Christians: "It doesn't really matter what you believe, so long as you're sincere." These pages demonstrate that such a "doctrineless Christianity" is not merely impossible; it's dangerous. Indeed, argues author Dorothy L. Sayers, if Christians don't steep themselves in doctrine, then the Christian Faith - and the world outside the Faith - will descend into chaos. It's a surprising argument these days, but once you've finished these lucid and often witty pages, you'll agree with Sayers that dogma is no exercise in hair-splitting about insignificant matters; it's a vibrant window into the splendor of God's truth, a window that each Christian soul needs. Doctrine is vital to your faith, to my faith, and even to the faith of the simplest believers. Each of us must make a stark choice: creed . . . or chaos! These pages show why there's no way you can avoid that choice - and they help you to choose wisely.

Darkshaper
Although best known as the author of the Peter Wimsey / Harriet Vane mysteries, and having spent much of her career as an ad writer, Dorothy Sayers was a trenchant and hard-hitting theologian, too. CREED OR CHAOS marks her as a radical conservative -- we've got to have creed and believe in it, not non-creedality or compromised creeds posing as liberalism. (A similar book of hers limns the choice even more starkly: DOGMA OR DISASTER?) Imminently readable, though not everyone will agree with what she says.
Not-the-Same
Not by Sayers even though hr name is the only one on the cover. If you look at the copyright information and the blurb on the bottom of that pate you will learn that someone else has drastically rewritten it so much that it qualifies for its own copyright. I suspect that her religious views in the earlier book by her have been drastically changed to other views so that the religious group that publishes this version can claim that their views must be correct because Sayers advocates them.
sunrise bird
I nearly gave Sayers a mere 3 stars here. It's possible she accomplished all she intended with this book, and I grant she wrote much that is worthy of consideration. However, I'm not wild about the practice of gathering up a writer's works (however talented she might be) and lumping them together in a book. (I wasn't aware that this is a collection of essays until I started in on it.) For me, the relationship between the content and the title of the book needs to stay obvious. I suppose I could concede a loosely unifying theme in all the essays: the indispensability of doctrine. Hence the title. The other significant negative is chapter 5 which is a work of unforgivable obscurity and laboriousness.

The book is written in the context of WWII so an understanding of history will serve the reader well. Without celebrating the war, Sayers reminds the reader how it had thankfully set England right on some of its excesses and she warns against their return when the dust of war would settle. I don't always agree with her political conclusions, but she's not offered them carelessly. These are strengths, as are her reflections on the meaning of work. I found them a refreshing and thorough departure from the modern "work to live" outlook.

Those familiar with C. S. Lewis, might find a similar wit and wisdom. That alone commends the book. To catch the flavor of her writing, it might be best to let Sayers speak for herself in what was my favorite paragraph in the book: "Now, we may call that doctrine [of the Incarnation] exhilarating or we may call it devastating; we may call it Revelation or we may call it rubbish; but if we call it dull, then words have no meaning at all. That God should play the tyrant over man is a dismal story of unrelieved oppression; that man should play the tyrant over man is the usual dreary record of human futility; but that man should play the tyrant over God and find Him a better man than himself is an astonishing drama indeed." (12).
Gholbirius
This collection of essays and speeches covers more ground than the title suggests. The first portion, on the importance of dogma in an authentically religious life, is passionate, persuasive, and predicts the coming battle between Christianity and paganism in Western culture. Interesting as this is, I found the second part of the book more intriguing still, when Sayers turns her attention to the significance of work and then to the Seven Deadly Sins. She draws a crucial distinction between work as an end in itself and work as a means to an end. Instead of treating our work as our gift to God, are we merely looking for a paycheck so we can get more stuff? Sayers exposes the social ills wrought by excessive materialism and insufficient attention to our moral responsibilities, and carries this theme further in her discussion of the deadly sins. This final chapter makes for an excellent examination of conscience as well as an embarrassing commentary on the crass materialism that pervades our culture, almost invisible in the absence of moral reflection. And above all, this book exhorts us to moral reflection. With remarkable power and insight, Sayers encourages us to ask, "What am I doing, and why am I doing it?"
Kerdana
I really enjoyed Creed or Chaos and especially the chapter on work. I don't hear a Christian perspective on work very often but Sayers' take on it was quite helpful. The whole book is good but that section really helped.
Marelyne
I admire Dorothy Sayers and always recommend her works. "Creed or Chaos" is theologically sound, a good read, although you'll stop to underline. Should you be interested in the need of the Church as well as society to have a Creed and to live by it, this is one of the best books for you.

If you are mature in the study of theology as it relates to the Creeds of the Church and society, you will find this work elementary.
As an Ordained priest, I red it, enjoyed it, and passed it on.
Zovaithug
Sayers had an amazing intellect and style of writing. Her scholarship and spirituality make this a must-read book for anyone interested in Christianity.
Sayers is so clear in her thoughts and expresses things eloquently and yet simply. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a challenge or a presentation of the truth.