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Discovering Girard

Author: Michael Kirwan
Publisher: London : Darton, Longman and Todd, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first book to present Girard's work to a wider audience, showing its impact on theology and other disciplines. The work of Ren Girard is hugely influential in literature and cultural studies. But it is in understanding the relationship between religion and violence that his theories have created the greatest impact. Girard's understanding of mimetic rivalry and conflict and of scapegoating are seen by many to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kirwan, Michael.
Discovering Girard.
London : Darton, Longman & Todd, 2004
(OCoLC)56697055
Named Person: René Girard; René Girard
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kirwan
ISBN: 9780232528213 0232528217
OCLC Number: 759158405
Notes: Digital edition converted and published by Andrews UK Ltd., 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume (unpaged))
Contents: Introduction --
Discovering Girard --
Desire Is Mimetic --
Desire is Mimetic --
When Desire Turns Ugly --
Philosophical Background --
The Scapegoat Mechanism --
Violence and the Sacred: A Closer Look --
Girard and Freud --
Dionysus Versus 'The Crucified' --
Girard and Nietzsche --
Method And Objections --
1. Can this be called a theory? --
2. Mimetic Theory and Philosophy --
3. The Anthropology of the Scapegoat --
4. Girard and Historical Christianity --
5. Girard's 'Gnosticism' --
6. Girard and the Theologians --
7. Feminist Critiques of Mimetic Theory --
The Future Of Mimetic Theory --
The Return of Religion --
Celebrating Texts --
Conclusion --
End Matter --
Bibliography --
Works by René Girard --
Works concerning René Girard.
Responsibility: Michael Kirwan.

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This volume provides an introduction to the Life and thought of Rene Girard.  Read more...

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