Discovering Girard

Discovering Girard

by Michael Kirwan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1561012297

ISBN-13: 9781561012299

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Cowley Publications

“Really wonderful; an elegantly written initiation into the mimetic theory. I am lucky to have interpreters who understand what I want to say and who can write so well.” —René Girard The work of René Girard is hugely influential in literature and cultural studies. But it is in understanding the relationship between religion and

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“Really wonderful; an elegantly written initiation into the mimetic theory. I am lucky to have interpreters who understand what I want to say and who can write so well.” —René Girard The work of René Girard is hugely influential in literature and cultural studies. But it is in understanding the relationship between religion and violence that his theory has created its greatest impact. Girard’s understanding of mimetic rivalry and conflict and of scapegoating is seen by many to be the key to a completely new understanding of Christianity. Girard’s name evokes curiosity and—often—strong feelings among devotees and skeptics. Discovering Girard is the first book to present Girard’s work to a wider audience. It explains and appraises Girard’s mimetic theory, shows its impact on theology and other disciplines, and manages to convey the excitement that a discovery of Girard’s ideas often generates in readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561012299
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
137
Sales rank:
718,075
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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