The Scapegoat

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Aug 1, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 232 pages
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In 'The Scapegoat', the author audaciously turns to classical mythology, medieval narrative, and the New Testament to explore the scenes behind 'texts of persecution, ' documents that recount collective violence from the standpoint of the persecutor.

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User Review  - Lynn Joshua - Goodreads

5 stars for his ideas, 3 for his writing style (Maybe some of the problem was due to difficulties in translation.) I recommend listening to this series of interviews with Girard first: Read full review

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User Review  - Keith - Goodreads

What an enlightening look at the purpose of myth and how Christ puts an end to our "scapegoating". It is a revealing look at human social behavior and the collective evils we participate in to ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Rene Girard is Professor Emeritus of French at Stanford University. He is the author of many books, including" Violence and the Sacred "(1977)," The Scapegoat "(1986)," Job: The Victim of His People "(Stanford, 1987)," Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World "(Stanford, 1987), and" I See Satan Fall Like Lightning "(2001).

Yvonne Freccero has translated widely from French, Italian, and Spanish.

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