Friday, November 6, 2015

Quote of the Week - René Girard

René Girard with Martha McCullough, his wife of more than 50 years.
Girard died on November 4, 2015 at the age of 91.

"Jesus accepts to be the victim, and we don't really know why," Girard said. "There, what the Gospel said is that it is God himself who has allowed all this scapegoating, and says, 'You can forgive me, since now I am ready to become your victim myself.'"

Related reading:  RIP René GirardRené Girard: Stanford's provocative immortel is a one-man institutionHistory is a test. Mankind is failing it.; In Memory of René Girard: The Truth about Life and Death

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

All human beings must die one day. Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice to save mankind.

But Jesus was also resurrected on the third day after His death. Man may also be resurrected after he dies.