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

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Canon Press 2003

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Overview

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.

The driving desire of the Gospel is “my life for yours.” Our desire should be to have this love transform everything we do, room by room. This book works its way through every part of the house, examining each part in light of Scripture. The claims of God are always total, and this is evident on the doorposts and in a sink full of dishes. Self-centeredness destroys in monotonously similar ways. Giving up life for another produces a harvest of kindness and mercy. Household questions should always begin with, “is this my life for yours?”

Product Details

  • Title: A Serrated Edge: A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking
  • Author: Douglas Wilson
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 121

About Douglas Wilson

Douglas Wilson graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.A. in classical studies and an M.A. in philosophy. He is pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, and Senior Fellow in Theology at New Saint Andrews College. He is also the founder and editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine.

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