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I See Satan Fall Like Lightning|Rene Girard
I See Satan Fall Like Lightning
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Overview

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