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A Serrated Edge

A Serrated Edge
A Serrated Edge
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A Serrated Edge
A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking

Satire is a kind of preaching. Satire pervades Scripture. Satire treats the foibles of sinners with a less than perfect tenderness.

But, if a Christian employs satire today, he is almost immediately called to account for his "unbiblical" behavior. Yet Scripture shows that the central point of some religious controversies is to give offense. When Christ was confronted with ecclesiastical obstinacy and other forms of arrogance, he showed us a godly pattern for giving offense.

In every controversy, godliness and wisdom (or the lack of them) are to be determined by careful appeal to the Scriptures and not to the fact of someone having taken offense. Perhaps they ought to have taken offense, and perhaps someone ought to have endeavored to give it.

ISBN-10: 1591280109
ISBN-13: 9781591280101
Pages/Media: 128
Dimensions: 5.5x8.5
Publ.Date:2003
Author: Douglas Wilson
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Douglas Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, and editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine. He is the author of many books, including Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Reforming Marriage, and A Primer on Worship and Reformation. He is also co-author with Christopher Hitchens of Is Christianity Good for the World? A voracious reader (with a sweet tooth for Wodehouse), Douglas blogs prolifically at www.dougwils.com. He and his wife Nancy have three children and fifteen grandchildren.



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"Do not try this at home!"

John Caneday on 8/2/2012 2:09:52 PM


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Comments: This is a great defense of biblical satire. Wilson shows how the Bible is full of satirefrom Amos, to Isaiah, Jesus, and Paul. He argues that it is not only biblicalbut a model for us. He does state clearly that it ought to be reserved for seasoned prophets. The book is full of food for thought and is a great help in understanding scripture. I highly recommend this one!

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"The Serrated Edge"

Audrey Wallace on 3/5/2011 12:03:06 AM


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Comments: I loved this book. It really caused me to open my mind and see things the way they really are without the cloud of unreliable emotions blurring my worldview. Wish more women would read it.

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