The following is an excerpt from a speech given in 1938 by Dorothy Sayers entitled “The Greatest Drama Ever Staged: Is The Official Creed of Christendom.”

“Official Christianity, of late years, has been having what is known as ‘a bad press.’ We are constantly assured that the churches are empty because preachers insist too much upon doctrine — ‘dull dogma,’ as people call it. The fact is the precise opposite. It is the neglect of dogma that makes for dullness. The Christian faith is the most exciting drama that ever staggered the imagination of man—and the dogma is the drama.”