Ben Witherington continues to astonish me with the depth of his scholarship and the breadth of his interests - whether music, travel, book, or film. Today he posted an excellent (and quite thorough) introduction to Dorothy Sayers, of which the following constitutes the beginning:
Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) was one of the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century, and behind only Flannery O’Conner as a Christian woman writing fiction. At the peak of her career, she rivaled any of her Oxfordian Christian contemporaries called the Inklings (Lewis, Tolkien, Charles Williams, etc.). There must have been something in the water there in mid-century in Oxford as we have seldom seen such a large group of gifted Christian writers in one place at one period of time in the last five centuries....
Having read almost everything she wrote, I can say that she is undeservedly the most neglected of the gifted Christian writers of the whole ‘Inkling period’. Here is the list of her novels and when they were written…..
My previous posts on Dorothy L. Sayers: