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Peter J. Leithart » Blog Archive » Justification of the ungodly

David Bentley Hart writes somewhere about the revolutionary character of the gospel’s depiction of the tears of Peter after his denial of Jesus. Ancient pagan writers, Hart argues, could only have seen the tears of a fisherman as material for parody, not pathos… This is one of the principal aims of Christian literature: To dignify the sufferings of the forgotten and marginal, the yokels and the lowborn. It is Pauline soteriology applied as both a social and a literary program: The justification of the ungodly.

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