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By Kerry Dearborn

The mind's eye has been referred to as, 'the crucial organ for realizing and responding to disclosures of transcendent truth'. This ebook probes the theological resources of the mind's eye, which make it an important instrument for figuring out and responding to such disclosures. Kerry Dearborn ways components of theology and mind's eye via a spotlight at the 19th century theologian and author George MacDonald. MacDonald might be noticeable as an icon whose existence and paintings open a window to the intersection of observe, flesh and snapshot. He communicated the gospel via narrative and image-rich kinds which honour fact and deal with the highbrow, creative, religious, and emotional wishes of his readers. MacDonald was once additionally in a position to converse prophetically in a few parts of latest predicament, comparable to the character of affliction, getting older and loss of life, environmental degradation, ethical mind's eye and gender concerns. Dearborn explores affects which formed him, in addition to the knowledge he has offeredin the formation of vital Christian writers in either the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors akin 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 threat of gleaning from his wealthy harvest correct nourishment for our personal day. It additionally offers a context during which to evaluate strength weaknesses in innovative methods to theology.

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