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.
- ISBN-13: 9781570753190
- ISBN-10: 1570753199
- Publisher: Orbis Books
- Publish Date: February 2001
- Dimensions: 9 x 6.14 x 0.66 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
- Page Count: 199