Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 2: René Girard and Sacrifice in Life, Love and Literature

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Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, Joel Hodge
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jan 30, 2014 - Philosophy - 304 pages
This collection of state of the art interpretations of the thought of René Girard follows on from the volume Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (2012). The previous collection has been acclaimed for demonstrating and showcasing Girard's mimetic theory at its inter-disciplinary best by bringing together scholars who apply Girard's insights in different fields. This new volume builds on and extends the work of that earlier collection by moving into new areas such as psychology, politics, classical literature, national literature, and practical applications of Girard's theory in pastoral/spiritual care, peace-making and religious thought and practice.
 

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Contents

Abolition or Transformation? The Political Implications of René Girards
17
Rivalry and Crisis in Recent Australian
31
Mimetic Theory and Hermeneutic Communism Paolo Diego Bubbio
45
The Escalation to Extremes Sarah Drews Lucas
57
Girard and International Criminal
67
The Scapegoating of Cheerleading and Cheerleaders Emma A Jane
83
On Shame Violence and Concealment
101
Desire Sacrifice and the American Dream
115
Sacrifice Pagan and Christian Robert J Daly SJ
147
Christian Discernment
161
A Psychologist Venturing Across an Interdisciplinary Bridge to Mimetic
175
A Girardian Reading of the Evagrian Eight Kinds of Evil
195
Girards Interdividual Psychology Applied to Pastoral Leadership
221
Practical Reflections on Nonviolent Atonement Michael Hardin
247
Further Reading
263
Copyright

René Girard and St Augustine on
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About the author (2014)

Scott Cowdell is Associate Professor and Research Fellow in Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University, Australia, Canon Theologian of the Canberra-Goulburn Anglican Diocese, and Founding President of the Australian Girard Seminar.

Chris Fleming
is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. His is the author of Violence and Mimesis (2004) and is current Vice-President of the Australian Girard Seminar.

Joel Hodge is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Australian Catholic University, Australia. He is the author of Resisting Violence and Victimisation: Christian Faith and Solidarity in East Timor (2012) and is current Treasurer and Secretary of the Australian Girard Seminar.

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