The Mind of a Maker

An Introduction to the Thought of Dorothy L. Sayers Through Her Letters

by Adam Schwartz

C. S. Lewis told Dorothy L. Sayers that “you are one of the great English letter writers,” and he then created a mock eulogy for her: “It is often forgotten that Miss Sayers was known in her day as an Author. We who have been familiar from childhood with the Letters can hardly realize! . . .”1  With the steady publication since 1995 of Sayers’s letters, Lewis’s jest can now be put to the test.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) was the most significant female British Christian intellectual of the twentieth century. . . .

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Adam Schwartz is Assistant Professor of History at Christendom College.

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