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December 1, 2021 69 min

In I See Satan Fall Like Lightning, René Girard argues that the Bible definitively refutes the lies of pagan mythology. The pagan myths conceal the mimetic cycle and founding murder that are at the heart of human politics. The Bible, on the other hand, exposes myth and politics as satanic, and offers the Crucifixion and Resurrection as the medicine to heal human society of this curse. Dr. Patrick Downey, of St. Mary’s College of California, joins Jonathan and Ryan to discuss Girard, paganism vs. Christianity, the Inklings, and the modern concern for victims.

René Girard’s I See Satan Fall Like Lightning: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781570753190


Patrick Downey’s Serious Comedy: https://davenant.kindful.com/?campaign=1156789&fbclid=IwAR0wgsKvwgchD0MT6jKWhDO0d89qVW6cuyHpkeG-jUlGeo_Zq4EKrxcBwug


Patrick Downey’s Desperately Wicked: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780830828944


Albertus Magnus Institute: https://magnusinstitute.org/


Sophocles’ Theban Plays: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780140440034


Philostratus’ Life of Apollonius of Tyana: https://amzn.to/3mcUqf1


Robert Alter’s The Art of Biblical Narrative: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780465022557


Plato’s Republic: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780465094080


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