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I See Satan Fall Like Lightning

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I See Satan Fall Like Lightning

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Orbis Books
Language
English
Pages
199

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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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Cover of: Ich sah den Satan vom Himmel fallen wie einen Blitz. Eine kritische Apologie des Christentums.
Ich sah den Satan vom Himmel fallen wie einen Blitz. Eine kritische Apologie des Christentums.
August 1, 2002, Hanser Belletristik
Hardcover
Cover of: I See Satan Fall Like Lightning
I See Satan Fall Like Lightning
April 2001, Orbis Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: Je vois Satan tomber comme l'éclair
Je vois Satan tomber comme l'éclair
1999, Grasset
in French
Cover of: I SEE SATAN FALL LIKE LIGHTNING

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First Sentence

"IN THE BIBLE, and especially in the Gospels, there is an original conception of desire and its conflicts that has gone largely unrecognized."

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Part One Biblical Knowledge of Violence
Chapter 1 Scandals Must Come
Chapter 2 The Cycle of Mimetic Violence
Chapter 3 Satan
Part Two The Enigma of Myth Resolved
Chapter 4 The Horrible Miracle of Apollonius of Tyana
Chapter 5 Mythology
Chapter 6 Sacrifice
Chapter 7 The Founding Murder
Chapter 8 Powers and Principalities
Part Three The Victory of the Cross
Chapter 9 The Uniquenesss of the Bible
Chapter 10 The Uniqueness of the Gospels
Chapter 11 The Triumph of the Cross
Chapter 12 Scapegoat
Chapter 13 The Modern Concern for Victims
Chapter 14 The Twofold Nietzschean Heritage
Conclusion

Classifications

Library of Congress
BT736.15 .G57514 2001, BT 736.15 .G57514 2001

Contributors

Foreword
James G. Williams
Translator
James G. Williams

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
199
Dimensions
10 x 7 x 0.6 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8698700M
Internet Archive
iseesatanfalllik0000gira
ISBN 10
1570753199
ISBN 13
9781570753190
LCCN
00050182
OCLC/WorldCat
45172749
Library Thing
46970
Goodreads
242319

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