Violence and the Sacred

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JHU Press, Jan 1, 1979 - Religion - 333 pages
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His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy.
 

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Girards idea of Mimetic Violence has a certain appeal, and his positivistic reading of sacrifice and religion was quite convincing. Read full review

Review: Violence and the Sacred

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Girards idea of Mimetic Violence has a certain appeal, and his positivistic reading of sacrifice and religion was quite convincing. Read full review

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Contents

Two The Sacrificial Crisis
39
Three Oedipus and the Surrogate Victim
68
Seven Freud and the Oedipus Complex
169
Eight Totem and Taboo and the Incest Prohibition
193
Nine LeviStrauss Structuralism and Marriage Laws
223
Ten The Gods the Dead the Sacred and Sacrificial
250
Eleven The Unity of All Rites 214
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About the author (1979)

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).

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