Christian Leadership In Moliere's Tartuffe

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From the reading of “Moliere’s Tartuffe” there are significant parallels in how Tartuffe was portrayed and how Christian leaders of today have fallen from grace. There are two evangelist that come to mind that had similar fates as Tartuffe, those men are Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart. These three men chose God’s platform to come into homes and establish themselves as devoutly religious. When in reality they were not at all genuine with being religious. The first parallel between the three men is their persuasion tactics. Tartuffe was able to befriend Orgon, creating a manipulative relationship with him. One in which Orgon gave his worldly possessions over to Tartuffe. Strangely enough, Jimmy Swaggart used the pulpit as a means of creating
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