I See Satan Fall Like Lightning
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I See Satan Fall Like Lightning

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 199 pages
  • 156 x 229 x 17mm | 372g
  • Maryknoll, United States
  • English
  • 1570753199
  • 9781570753190
  • 93,802

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