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

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Canon Press & Book Service, 2003 - Religion - 121 pages
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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.

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User Review  - bbrown6 - LibraryThing

Wilson does a solid job of washing away notions of polite religious discourse, and defends the role of satire with almost boundless examples from Scripture. Many will be uncomfortable with Wilson's ... Read full review

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User Review  - taterzngravy - LibraryThing

This book is endeavors to give us "a godly pattern for giving offence, but it is also about consistently interpreting the Bible even (or especially) if it disagrees with current habits of piety. This ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Satiric Bite
19
The Satire of Iesus
29
Old Testament Satire and Iabs
47
The Language of Paul
59
Dearlybelovedisrn
67
ModEvisrn
73
Spurgeon the Magnificent
81
Objections
89
IOThe Goal of Giving 0ffense
97
H Apathetic Sanctity
107
Seductive Disrespect
117
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