I See Satan Fall Like Lightning (Paperback)

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By Rene Girard, James G. Williams (Translator)
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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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781570753190
ISBN-10: 1570753199
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication Date: February 7th, 2001
Pages: 199
Language: English