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By Kerry Dearborn

The mind's eye has been known as, 'the vital organ for realizing and responding to disclosures of transcendent truth'. This publication probes the theological resources of the mind's eye, which make it an important software for realizing and responding to such disclosures. Kerry Dearborn techniques components of theology and mind's eye via a spotlight at the 19th century theologian and author George MacDonald. MacDonald could be noticeable as an icon whose existence and paintings open a window to the intersection of observe, flesh and photo. He communicated the gospel via narrative and image-rich varieties which honour fact and deal with the highbrow, ingenious, religious, and emotional wishes of his readers. MacDonald used to be additionally in a position to converse prophetically in a couple of components of up to date difficulty, resembling the character of ache, getting older and dying, environmental degradation, ethical mind's eye and gender matters. Dearborn explores impacts which formed him, besides the knowledge he has offeredin the formation of important Christian writers in either the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors resembling 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 hazard of gleaning from his wealthy harvest appropriate nourishment for our personal day. It additionally presents a context within which to evaluate power weaknesses in ingenious ways to theology.

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