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I See Satan Fall Like Lightning

I See Satan Fall Like Lightning - 01 edition

I See Satan Fall Like Lightning - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9781570753190

ISBN10: 1570753199

I See Satan Fall Like Lightning by Rene Girard and James G.  Translator Williams - ISBN 9781570753190
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Orbis Books
Published: 2001
International: No
I See Satan Fall Like Lightning by Rene Girard and James G.  Translator Williams - ISBN 9781570753190

ISBN13: 9781570753190

ISBN10: 1570753199

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Biblical Knowledge of Violence

1. Scandal Must Come
2. The Cycle of Mimetic Violence
3. Satan

Part 2 The Enigma of Myth Resolved

4. The Horrible Miracle of Apollonius of Tyana
5. Mythology
6. Sacrifice
7. The Founding Murder
8. Powers and Principalities

Part 3 The Victory of the Cross

9. The Uniqueness of the Bible
10. The Uniqueness of the Gospels
11. The Triumph of the Cross
12. Scapegoat
13. The Modern Concern for Victims
14. The Twofold Nietzschean Heritage

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