Meetings for Season 2017-18

Thu 8th March at 7:30pm
Dorothy L. Sayers, novelist, playwright, theologian: Apologist for her time – and ours?

Speaker: Rev'd Dr Jane Craske

Dorothy L. Sayers is best known as a writer of detective novels but she also wrote plays with explicit theological themes as well as essays, not least the book-length The Mind of the Maker, exploring the doctrine of the Trinity from an analogy with the creative process. Jane’s talk will explore whether there are things we can learn from Sayers’ work about theology, particularly apologetics, for today.

Jane is Director of Methodist Formation and Co-Director of the Centre for Ministerial Formation at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham. Following her time as a secondary school teacher of English, she trained for Methodist ministry at the Wesley Study Centre, Durham. She was ordained in 1996 and has served Circuits in London, Manchester, Leeds and Lowestoft/East Suffolk as well as being a tutor at Hartley Victoria College, Manchester. She has written on Methodism, preaching, and the novelist Philip Pullman. She enjoys reading, singing – and supporting West Ham United FC.