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I See Satan Fall Like Lightning
by René Girard


satan-fallRepeatedly on the bestseller list in France where it was first published in 1999, this book by polymath Girard illuminates biblical revelation and underscores both the distinctiveness of Christianity and the importance of the intertextual reading of the Scriptures. Those who joined us in reading and provided positive feedback on Luke Burgis’ Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life are bound to gain a deeper appreciation for the explanatory power of Girard’s interdisciplinary mimetic theory on both the anthropological and theological levels. All believers are bound to be drawn into “Aha!” moments and experience concomitant jolts.

From the Foreword by James G. Williams: “René Girard offers a new way of seeing ourselves and our biblical heritage. His method is to begin, not with theology or the revelation of God, but with an understanding of human beings and human relations that the Bible and the early Christian tradition disclose.”

From a tribute to Girard by Bishop Robert Barron: “The recovery of Christianity as revelation, as an unmasking of what all the other religions are saying, is René Girard’s permanent and unsettling contribution.”


Formats:  paperback, Kindle and Audible
Length: 256 pages (paperback)


 

 

Oriana Li Halevy will be leading the discussions.
 

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