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Orbis Books

I See Satan Fall Like Lightning

I See Satan Fall Like Lightning

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  • Author: Rene Girard
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Published: 2001-01-01
  • Edition: First Edition
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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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