Dorothy Sayers on theology and worship

“Christ, in His divine innocence, said to the Woman of Samaria, ‘Ye worship ye know now what’ – being apparently under the impression that it might be desirable, on the whole, to know what one was worhsipping. He thus showed Himself sadly out of touch with the twentieth-century mind, for the cry today is: ‘Away with the tendentious complexity of dogma – let us have the simple spirit of worship; just worship, no matter what!’ The only drawback to this demand for a generalized and undirected worship is the practical difficulty of arousing any sort of enthusiasm for the worship of nothing in particular.” (Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos? why Christians Must Choose Either Dogma or Disaster (Or, Why It Really Does Matter What You Believe) (Machester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 1999), p. 19).

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on March 15, 2009, in Theology, Worship. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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