Discovering Girard

ISBN-10: 1561012297
ISBN-13: 9781561012299
Edition: 2005
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Description: The work of Rene 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  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cowley Publications
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 137
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

The work of Rene 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 exictement that a discovery of Girard's ideas often generates in readers.

Dr Michael Kirwan SJis Head of Theology at Heythrop College in the University of London, UK.

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