Tell It Slant by Eugene H. Peterson
A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers

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In this work, Peterson explores how Jesus used language--he was earthy, not abstract; metaphorical, not dogmatic. "Tell It Slant" promises to deepen Christians' understanding of Jesus' words, strengthen their awareness, and nurture their efforts to make all speech a blessing.

About Eugene H. Peterson

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Eugene H. Peterson is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Published October 1, 2008 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 287 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History.

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Arguing that the Fall created a ""language catastrophe,"" Peterson contends that people of faith need to ""eliminate the bilingualism"" they use to talk about religion and everyday life: ""There is no 'Holy Ghost' language used for matters of God and salvation and then a separate secular language...

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it’s from a line of poetry by Emily Dickinson: “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant.” Peterson sees the idiom as descriptive of Jesus’ mode of communication, especially as portrayed in 10 parables that are unique to the Gospel of Luke --- found between Luke 9 and 19, sometimes known as Luke’s “T...

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