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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a Prophet

Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a Prophet
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Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a Prophet
Nevertheless, the saucy British writer made the pious vociferously angry.
Crystal Downing
Between 1941 and 1944, C. S. Lewis gave a series of BBC radio talks, eventually published as Mere Christianity, that are the stuff of legend. Less well known today is a series of BBC broadcasts during the same era written by Dorothy L. Sayers: a retelling of the gospel message that Lewis himself valued highly.
Ironically, numerous evangelicals who relished Lewis’s BBC work as well-seasoned intellectual food wanted to spew Sayers’s broadcasts out of their mouths. While Lewis was lionized, ...
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