By Kerry Dearborn

The mind's eye has been referred to as, 'the critical organ for figuring out 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 realizing and responding to such disclosures. Kerry Dearborn methods components of theology and mind's eye via a spotlight at the 19th century theologian and author George MacDonald. MacDonald will be obvious as an icon whose lifestyles and paintings open a window to the intersection of be aware, flesh and photo. He communicated the gospel via narrative and image-rich kinds which honour fact and handle the highbrow, innovative, religious, and emotional wishes of his readers. MacDonald used to be additionally capable of converse prophetically in a few components of latest difficulty, similar to the character of agony, getting older and dying, environmental degradation, ethical mind's eye and gender matters. Dearborn explores affects which formed him, in addition to the knowledge he has offeredin the formation of important Christian writers in either the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors comparable 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 research of MacDonald doesn't supply a formulaic method of theology and the mind's eye, however the chance of gleaning from his wealthy harvest correct nourishment for our personal day. It additionally presents a context during which to evaluate power weaknesses in creative ways to theology.

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