Friday, 28 November 2008

God, Order and Chaos - René Girard and the Apocalypse

I'm happy to report that Steve Finamore's excellent PhD thesis is nearing publication with Paternoster in the Biblical Monographs series.

I have been asked to write some words for the back cover, so here they are:

'In the wake of heated debates surrounding the understanding of violence in various models of the atonement, Stephen Finamore offers an insightful analysis of the violent and chaotic plague sequences of the Book of Revelation. Through careful engagement with the biblical text, and creative engagement with the work of René Girard, the enthroned ‘lamb that was slaughtered’ emerges as the decisive witness to the non-violent kingdom of God breaking into human history and offering an alternative to the cycles of violence which otherwise dominate human culture.'

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