Violence and the Sacred
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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Two The Sacrificial Crisis
Three Oedipus and the Surrogate Victim
Seven Freud and the Oedipus Complex
Eight Totem and Taboo and the Incest Prohibition
Nine LeviStrauss Structuralism and Marriage Laws
Ten The Gods the Dead the Sacred and Sacrificial
Eleven The Unity of All Rites 214
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