Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

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“A necessary companion piece to Violence and the Sacred for those interested in Girard’s grand theory of society and human nature. . . . Girard expounds his vision of the foundational place of mimesis, violence, and scapegoating for all human cultures. . . . More forcefully stated here than elsewhere is Girard’s conviction that his thesis is merely an uncovering of the message heretofore buried in the Christian scriptures.”—Virginia Quarterly Review
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"A necessary companion piece to Violence and the Sacred for those interested in Girard's grand theory of society and human nature. . . . Girard expounds his vision of the foundational place of mimesis, violence, and scapegoating for all human cultures. . . . More forcefully stated here than elsewhere is Girard's conviction that his thesis is merely an uncovering of the message heretofore buried in the Christian scriptures."—Virginia Quarterly Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804722155
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1987
  • Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 552,141
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

René Girard is a member of the French Academy, Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, and the author of several books that have been translated widely. He is the recipient of the Modern Language Association's Lifetime Achievement Award (2008).

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