The Confrontational Wit of Jesus
Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Catherine Wallace gives us a provocative look at the heart of the four gospels--political satire that subverts empire, that unveils the thoroughgoing nonviolence of God, and that inspires humane living. Clearly written, deeply thoughtful, and spiritually nourishing."
--Ted Grimsrud, Author of Instead of Atonement: The Bible's Salvation Story and Our Hope for Wholeness
"Wallace has done us a great service. She has reminded us that the Gospels make the kind of satire performed on television shows like The Daily Show and Samantha Bee (whom I really like!) appear banal in comparison. The satiric reversal of Jesus is, ultimately, as subversive as it is comical. It's subversive because it exposes both the ridiculous and violent nature of the kingdoms of this world, and it is comical for those very same reasons."
--Tripp York, Author of The Devil Wears Nada; Professor, Religious Studies Department, Virginia Wesleyan College