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Kirwan, Michael

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Works: 16 works in 44 publications in 5 languages and 2,176 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Classifications: B2430.G494, 203.4
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Girard and theology by Michael Kirwan ( )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The work of the French American theorist René Girard (b.1923) has been highly influential in a wide variety of intellectual disciplines. One enthusiastic reviewer in Le Monde suggested that the year 1972 (when La Violence et le Sacré was published) should be marked with an asterisk in the annals of the humanities, including literature, theology and religious studies. There is a paradox here insofar as Girard is, strictly speaking, neither a philosopher nor a theologian. He was trained as a historian, but spent most of his academic career as a teacher of French literature. It is out of his study of great European literature (notably Proust, Dostoyevsky and Shakespeare) that what he calls 'mimetic theory' evolved. Mimetic theory is an account of how religion, culture and violence are interrelated. Its three principal parts consist of: an assertion of the 'mimetic' (i.e. imitated or derivative nature of desire); the function of 'scapegoating' as a means of achieving and maintaining social cohesion; the gospel revelation as the means by which these truths of the human condition are made known to us. A general introduction to his work will comprise an exposition of these three parts or phases in Girard's thinking. In Girard and Theology, Michael Kirwan looks at these ideas and their relevance to theology as well as their reception in the development of 'dramatic theology' and new theological concepts of atonement and sacrifice
Discovering Girard by Michael Kirwan ( )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Political theology : an introduction by Michael Kirwan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political theology : a new introduction by Michael Kirwan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World Christianity : Politics, theology, dialogues by Anthony O'Mahony ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Refounding : church and spirituality ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolution and conversion dialogues on the origins of culture by René Girard ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presented as a series of conversations, Evolution and Conversion is a thorough discussion of the major tenets of Girard's thought.€. René Girard is one of the most brilliant and striking intellectuals of the 20th century. His theory on the imitative nature of desire and on the violent origin of culture has been at the centre of the philosophical and theoretical debate since the publication in 1971 of his seminal book: Violence and the Sacred . His reflection on the relationship between violence and religion is one of the most original and persuasive and, given the urgency of this issue in
Tolley's CCA conversion kit by Michael Kirwan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Housing associations : accounting and audit guide by John M. J Williamson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research and current issues in management accounting ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zheng zhi shen xue dao lun by Michael Kirwan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
René Girard : uvedení do díla by Michael Kirwan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irish cottage industries : how best to develop them by Michael Kirwan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just So Horny by Michael Kirwan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Rev. John J. Hugo teacher of the spiritual weapons in a warring world by Cecilia Hugo ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Formal remarks by Cecilia Hugo about her brother, Fr. John J. Hugo, director of many Catholic worker retreats, to a Catholic Worker Friday Night Meeting in New York. Cecilia memorializes her late brother through his writings, readings from the Bible, and her own stories. She also speaks at length about what she views as American society's ills. Catholic worker Michael Kirwan, a friend of the Hugos', also speaks
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (40)
Chinese (1)
German (1)
Czech (1)
French (1)
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