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Mimetic theory and world religions

Author: Wolfgang Palaver; Richard Schenk
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture.
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Named Person: René Girard; René Girard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Palaver; Richard Schenk
ISBN: 9781611862621 1611862620
OCLC Number: 993601321
Description: xxii, 456 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Mimetic theory and religion --
Neither Dawkins nor Durkheim : on René Girard's theory of religion / by Jean-Pierre Dupuy --
Sacrifice in Hegel and Girard / by Anselm Tilman Ramelow --
Reason and revelation : an important distinction? / by John Ranieri --
The messianic moment : Bergson and Girard / by Benoît Chantre --
Girard and religion in the age of secularism / by Otto Kallscheuer --
Why Rousseau cannot laugh : structuring Motif-"Achever" / by Jeremiah Alberg --
Girard and the feminist critique of religion : intimate mediation in Kristeva and Girard / by Martha Reineke --
Part 2. Mimetic theory, Christianity, and interfaith (interreligious) dialogue --
Girard and world religions : the state of the question / by Robert J. Daly --
René Girard and world religions / by Michael Kirwan --
The ambivalence of interreligious historiography : foreign and domestic narratives / by Richard Schenk --
Sacrifice as a contested concept between R. Schwager and R. Girard and its significance for interreligious dialogue / by Nikolaus Wandinger --
The Abrahamic revolution / by Wolfgang Palaver --
The "Hellenic" rationality of interreligious dialogue : René Girard, Simone Weil, and Pope Benedict XVI / by Ann Astell --
Part 3. Rivalry, sacrifice, and world religions --
Burning desires, burning corpses : Girardian reflections on fire in Hinduism and Buddhism / by Brian Collins --
Girard and Hindu sacrifice / by Noel Sheth --
The roots of violence : society and the individual in Buddhism and Girard/ by Jacob Dalton and Alexander von Rospatt --
Religious sacrifice, social scapegoating, and self-justification / by Ted Peters --
Judaism and the exodus from archaic religion : reading René Girard among the world religions / by Sandor Goodhart --
Tawhid : the oneness of God and the desire for the good / by Adam Ericksen --
Islam : law and violence (and nonviolence) / by Rüdiger Lohlker --
Girard and the analogy of desire / by James Alison.
Series Title: Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Wolfgang Palaver and Richard Schenk.

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