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Baptized Imagination: The Theology of George Macdonald by Mr Dearborn Kerry

By Mr Dearborn Kerry

The mind's eye has been known as, "the crucial organ for realizing and responding to disclosures of transcendent truth." This e-book probes the theological resources of the mind's eye, which make it an essential software for figuring out and responding to such disclosures. Kerry Dearborn methods parts of theology and mind's eye via a spotlight at the nineteenth century theologian and author George MacDonald. MacDonald could be obvious as an icon whose existence and paintings open a window to the intersection of observe, flesh and photograph. He communicated the gospel via narrative and image-rich kinds which honour fact and deal with the highbrow, innovative, non secular, and emotional wishes of his readers. MacDonald was once additionally in a position to converse prophetically in a couple of components of latest hindrance, resembling the character of soreness, getting older and dying, environmental degradation, ethical mind's eye and gender matters. Dearborn explores impacts which formed him, in addition to the knowledge he has provided within the formation of important Christian writers in either the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors similar to C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, W.H. Auden, Frederick Buechner and others characteristic to MacDonald key paradigm shifts and insights of their personal lives. A examine of MacDonald doesn't provide a formulaic method of theology and the mind's eye, however the risk of gleaning from his wealthy harvest proper nourishment for our personal day. It additionally presents a context within which to evaluate strength weaknesses in ingenious methods to theology.

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6334, Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 73 MacDonald, 'Letter to John Stuart Blackie' (11 November 1984, National Library of Scotland), in Raeper, George MacDonald, p. 388. 74 Hein, The Harmony Within (1982), p. 154. 75 MacDonald, Lilith (Tring, 1986, orig. 1895), p. 26. , p. 45. 77 MacDonald, 'Letter to an Unknown Lady' (1866), in EC, p. 154. Calvins it and Celtic 23 Old books, new facts, they preach aloud Their tones like wisdom fall: I see a face amid the crowd Whose smile were worth them all.

D. thesis (University of Aberdeen, 1983), Vol. 1, p. 60, and citing Coleridge, Aids to Reflection, pp. 95-108. 66 The parallel of the shooting of the albatross to Curdie's shooting of the dove in The Princess and Curdie is obvious. Litt. thesis (University of Aberdeen, 1986), p. 59. MacDonald read the works of many of the same German thinkers, including Schelling, the Schlegels, Fichte, Kant, and Schleiermacher. Cf. Raeper, George MacDonald, pp. 239-40. 68 Newell, p. 114. 69 William Wordsworth, 'Natural Apocalypse,' in Modem Tradition, p.

Creativity is possible, for humanity is gifted with the power to participate imaginatively in the meaning and purpose of this ever-changing and growing universe. 34 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Friend: A Series of Essays to Aid in the Formation of Fixed Principles in Politics, Morals, and Religion (London, 1866), p. 55n. 35 Coleridge, 'Letter to his Son, Hartley,' in Owen Barfield, What Coleridge Thought (Middletown, CT, 1971), pp. 181-2. J. ), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Oxford, 1985), p. 310. 37 Coleridge, Aids to Reflection, ed.

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