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The scapegoat

Author: René Girard
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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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.

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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Girard
ISBN: 0801839173 9780801839177
OCLC Number: 20998859
Notes: Translation of: Le bouc émissaire.
Description: 216 pages ; 23 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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[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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