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Strong Women

Sep 13, 2023

Crystal Downing joins us this week to talk about the 20th-century Christian author, Dorothy Sayers. Crystal is Co-Director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, where scholars research, write about, and preserve the memorabilia of a handful of British writers—including a few members of the Inklings. Though Dorothy Sayers wasn’t an Inkling herself, she was friends with many of them and was a major spiritual influence on C.S. Lewis. Dorothy was not afraid to challenge people, including both Christians and the nonreligious. Crystal’s book Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers is a wonderful introduction to this interesting woman. 


Changing Signs of Truth by Crystal Downing  

The Wages of Cinema: Looking Through the Lens of Dorothy L. Sayers by Crystal Downing (coming soon) 

Are Women Human? by Dorothy Sayers  

Lord Peter Wimsey detective books by Dorothy L. Sayers 

Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot 

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri 

The Zeal of Thy House play by Dorothy Sayers 

The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

Mill on the Floss by George Elliot 

Silas Marner by George Elliot 

Middlemarch by George Elliot 

The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy Sayers 


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