Violence and the Sacred / Edition 1by René Girard, Patrick Gregory
Pub. Date: 01/01/1979
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy.
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