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9781570753190

I See Satan Falling Like Lightning

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    9781570753190

  • ISBN10:

    1570753199

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
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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.

Author Biography

Rene Girard is the recently retired Andrew B. Hammond Professor of Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford University

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
James G. Williams
Introduction 1(6)
Part One THE BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGE OF VIOLENCE
Scandal Must Come
7(12)
The Cycle of Mimetic Violence
19(13)
Satan
32(17)
Part Two THE ENIGMA OF MYTH RESOLVED
The Horrible Miracle of Apollonius of Tyana
49(13)
Mythology
62(9)
Sacrifice
71(11)
The Founding Murder
82(13)
Powers and Principalities
95(8)
Part Three THE VICTORY OF THE CROSS
The Uniqueness of the Bible
103(18)
The Uniqueness of the Gospels
121(16)
The Triumph of the Cross
137(17)
Scapegoat
154(7)
The Modern Concern for Victims
161(9)
The Twofold Nietzschean Heritage
170(12)
Conclusion 182(13)
Index 195

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