Deceit, Desire and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure translated by Yvonne Freccero This study extends beyond the scope of literature into the psychology of much of our contemporary scene, including fashion, advertising, and propaganda techniques. Sandor Goodhart. Please enable cookies in your browser to get the full Trove experience. Mimetic Theory and World Religions , ed. Press, Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.
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Problem URL. Describe the connection issue. This is a great, half-hour video in which Girard lays out the basic components of his mimetic theory. Reviewed by Adam Ericksen. We are left asking: what is the relationship between religion and violence? The question has perplexed modern anthropologists and philosophers for the last years. The answer has proved elusive as theory after theory has been promoted. Scholars continue to debate and explore that question. This relatively short pages book is a great introduction to anyone who is interested in the debate and exploration.
Paperback: Michigan State Univ. Press, Reviewed by Chris Smith. Consider, for instance, the following passage:. That was nothing new. In fact, we can wonder to what extent the excesses of the Crusades in the thirteenth century were not mimetic responses to the Jihad, of which we are now suffering the consequences in Europe and the Middle East. This would show that it is against that baleful tendency that the institution of war as we know it today was gradually established in an attempt to control what was less and less controllable. Girard emphasizes throughout his work that Christianity is distinct among the faiths in the way that understands violence.
When read in conjunction with one of his earlier works in which he more clearly defines mimetic theory e. How can truth be plural? Franke offers what is arguably one of the better responses to the common tension in the church as it grapples the shifting landscape towards postmodern culture. At first glance, this kind of statement can be seen as a defense for cultural relativism.
In other words, it seems like Franke is arguing for the idea that truth is relative.
John Franke. Paperback: Abingdon, The manic tit-for-tat escalates from head banging to a demolished house and an exploded car. These chapters explore some of the major discoveries and developments concerning the foundational, yet previously overlooked, role of imitation in human life, revealing the unique theoretical links that can now be made from the neural basis of social interaction to the structure and evolution of human culture and religion.
Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. In this wondrously engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior.
The throes of rivalry are at the heart of our attraction to one another.
The discovery of mirror neurons corroborates his ideas, clarifying the phenomena of empathy and the mechanisms of violent reciprocity. James Alison challenges readers inside and outside the churches to transform their understanding of Christianity and of human desire. The Joy of Being Wrong: Original Sin Through Easter Eyes by James Alison This original work of theological anthropology looks at original sin in the light of the Resurrection, and shows how forgiveness has become the way of transformation.
Come discover a new and exciting Way of living in the world as true humans who imitate the crucified and risen Lord! Walter Wink: The Jesus Driven Life is nothing less than a magisterial synthesis of much that can be known about Jesus and the early centuries of Christianity and their continuing relevance for today.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. René Girard is a member of the French Academy and Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoit Chantre (Studies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture) - Kindle edition by René Girard. Download it The One by Whom Scandal Comes (Studies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture). The One. Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoit Chantre. René Girard. Conversations with Benoît Chantre Series: Studies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture.
Mark Heim The cross has long been not only a scandal but also a profound paradox: filled with saving significance and power, it is at the same time a sobering tragedy. In Saved from Sacrifice theologian Mark Heim takes on this paradox, asserting that the cross must be understood against the whole history of human scapegoating violence.
What emerges from all of this is a proposal for a biblical theology of the nonviolent God. In three, he addresses Girardian concerns with Biblical scripture Genesis and Exodus , literature the European novel and Shakespeare , and philosophy and religious studies issues especially ethical and Jewish subject matters.
For the latest books applying mimetic theory across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, including psychology, economics, politics, philosophy, and linguistics see the Michigan State University Press series, Studies in Violence , Mimesis and Culture.
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. On the page , you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern.
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