Book Quote (12/12/12)

From page 90 of Douglas Wilson’s For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage:

The Christian faith teaches and brings true biblical equality. The Christian faith also rejects egalitarianism, which is a false definition of equality. Christian equality can be described as equity, or even-handedness. Egalitarianism, in contrast, demands sameness, or equality of outcome. These two visions of equality are about as comparable as dry and wet.

More from that same page:

Egalitarian thought, however, makes the assumption that whenever differences are apparent (in income, station, occupation, etc.), the reason for it must be some sort of oppression, an oppression that must be removed by the leveling force of ideological law. Consequently, income is redistributed (through progressive taxation), women are put into combat, children of both sexes play games in city recreation leagues where no one keeps score, and grade inflation afflicts the schools.

I don’t know how regular this feature will be, but I thought I’d share some quotes from the books I’m reading. I present these with the understanding that I do not necessarily endorse all of an author’s positions in this particular book or in his/her writing in general. These are quotes which I found interesting, provocative, well-written, or worthy of sharing in some other way.


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