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The Gospel According to "Peanuts".

by Robert L Short (Westminster John Knox, 2001). Thirty-five years after a pastor turned his slide show about the theological import of Peanuts into a surprise bestseller, this small classic still has something to say to ordinary Christians.

Schultz, who believed even cartoonists could preach the gospel, has created a world where children haven't yet learned to mask their vices, where God's graciousness surfaces in small acts of kindness, and where a faithful dog stands in for the One who will never let us down.

Using well-loved strips, Short finds some basic theological lessons about sin, grace, and redemption in the panels of these modern parables, and reminds many of us why we miss the two Charlies. ****
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Date:Apr 1, 2003
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