I See Satan Fall Like Lightning

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Orbis Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 199 pages
Rene Girard holds up the gospels as mirrors that reveal our broken humanity, and shows that they also reflect a new reality that can make us whole. Like Simone Weil, Girard looks at the Bible as a map of human behavior, and sees Jesus Christ as the turning point leading to new life.

The title echoes Jesus' words: "I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven". Girard persuades us that even as our world grows increasingly violent the power of the Christ-event is so great that the evils of scapegoating and sacrifice are being defeated even now. A new community, God's nonviolent kingdom, is being realized -- even now.

 

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This is Girard's accessible presentation of the gospel's power in exposing the cycle of mimetic violence. He approaches the bible anthropologically and shows how it is unique in it's ability to unmask ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

A fascinating book, concerning the anthropological underpinnings of personal and social violence. Girard makes his case with a wide variety of sources, and makes a convincing non-religious argument ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by James G Williams
1
Scandal Must Come
7
OO10UlP
19
Conclusion
182
Index
195
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