What is Christian work, and how are we to do it? What does it mean to “do all to the glory of God”? Is there a way to approach work as a Christian, even if you don’t work in an ecclesial profession? And what does it all have to do with imago Dei, or being “made in the image of God”?
Although she is best remembered today for her Lord Peter Wimsey series of detective stories, Dorothy L. Sayers emerged in the mid-20th century as a powerful lay theologian. Lex Operandi, Lex Credendi traces the development of her theology of work through the lens of several major works: the novel Gaudy Night, the stage play The Zeal of Thy House, the philosophical monograph The Mind of the Maker, and a selection of essays and BBC radio broadcast addresses. Taken as a whole, Sayers’s theology can help the church reevaluate what it means to be created in the image of God, and correct her disordered relationship with work.
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