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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dorothy Sayers Quote

I begin chapter 20, "The Claims, Credential, and Achievements of Jesus Christ," with this quote from Dorothy Sayers:

The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore—on the contrary, they thought him too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphere of tedium. We have very efficiently pared the claws of the Lion of Judah, certified him “meek and mild,” and recommended him as a fitting household pet for pale curates and pious old ladies.[1]



[1] Dorothy Sayers, “The Greatest Story Ever Staged,” in The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays by Dorothy Sayers (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1978), p. 14.

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