I See Satan Fall Like Lightning
Orbis Books, 1 ian. 2001 - 199 pagini
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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It takes the side of the innocent victim, who gives himself over to God and lets
himself suffer and die because of Satan's work, because of the victim mechanism,
that those who believe in him may have their eyes and hearts opened and be ...
Jesus could have been viewed as just one more innocent victim crushed by
some system of religious and political beliefs. The disciples might have felt sorry
for him, felt guilty about deserting him, but what could they do? They themselves
The Bible and Gospels see these same victims as innocent, unjustly murdered by
deluded lynchers and persecutors. Jesus is the unjustifiably sacrificed lamb of
God. All such victims are what we now familiarly call “scapegoats,” innocent ...
... not merely the innocence of the victims versus their guilt, but the fact that, in
mythology, no one ever questions this guilt. ... can understand why the prince of
darkness is, among other things, the misleading accuser of innocent victims. We
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - adamtarn - LibraryThing
This is Girard's accessible presentation of the gospel's power in exposing the cycle of mimetic violence. He approaches the bible anthropologically and shows how it is unique in it's ability to unmask ... Citiți recenzia completă
Review: I See Satan Fall Like LightningComentariu Utilizator - Robert - Goodreads
A fascinating book, concerning the anthropological underpinnings of personal and social violence. Girard makes his case with a wide variety of sources, and makes a convincing non-religious argument ... Citiți recenzia completă