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The scapegoat

Author: René Girard
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1986.
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Widely regarded as one of the most profound critics of our time, René Girard has pursued a powerful line of inquiry across the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. His theories, which the French press has termed "l'hypothèse girardienne," have sparked interdisciplinary, even international, controversy. In The Scapegoat, Girard applies his approach to "texts of persecution," documents that recount  Read more...
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Girard, René, 1923-
Scapegoat.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)568733921
Online version:
Girard, René, 1923-
Scapegoat.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)609843356
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Girard
ISBN: 0801833159 9780801833151 0801839173 9780801839177
OCLC Number: 13124168
Notes: Translation of: Le bouc émissaire.
Description: 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Guillaume de Machaut and the Jews --
Stereotypes of persecution --
What is a myth? --
Violence and magic --
Teotihuacan --
Ases, Curetes, and Titans --
The crimes of the gods --
The science of myths --
The key words of the Gospel Passion --
That only one man should die --
The beheading of Saint John the Baptist --
Peter's denial --
The demons of Gerasa --
Satan divided against himself --
History and the Paraclete.
Other Titles: Bouc émissaire.
Responsibility: René Girard ; translated by Yvonne Freccero.
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The scapegoat becomes the Lamb of God; "the foolish genesis of blood-stained idols and the false gods of superstition, politics, and ideologiesare revealed.  Read more...

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[Girard's] methods of extrapolating to find cultural history behind myths, and of reading hidden verification through silence, are worthy enrichments of the critic's arsenal. -- John Yoder Religion Read more...

 
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