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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Mimetic Theory and Hermeneutic Communism Paolo Diego Bubbio
The Escalation to Extremes Sarah Drews Lucas
Girard and International Criminal
The Scapegoating of Cheerleading and Cheerleaders Emma A Jane
On Shame Violence and Concealment
Desire Sacrifice and the American Dream
Sacrifice Pagan and Christian Robert J Daly SJ
Christian Discernment
A Psychologist Venturing Across an Interdisciplinary Bridge to Mimetic
A Girardian Reading of the Evagrian Eight Kinds of Evil
Girards Interdividual Psychology Applied to Pastoral Leadership
Practical Reflections on Nonviolent Atonement Michael Hardin
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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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