Mimetic Theory and World Religions (Studies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture) .


Those who anticipated the demise of religion and the advent of a peaceful, secularized global village have seen the last two decades confound their predictions. Rene Girard's mimetic theory is a key to understanding the new challenges posed by our world of resurgent violence and pluralistic cultures and traditions. Girard sought to explain how the Judeo-Christian narrative exposes a founding murder at the origin of human civilization and demystifies the bloody sacrifices of archaic religions. Meanwhile, his book Sacrifice, a reading of conflict and sacrificial resolution in the Vedic Brahmanas, suggests that mimetic theory's insights also resonate with several non-Western religious and spiritual traditions. This volume collects engagements with Girard by scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism and situates them within contemporary theology, philosophy, and religious studies.

Authors: Wolfgang Palaver

Date: 2017-11-01

Upload Date: 11/23/2017 10:51:17 PM

Format: PDF

Pages: 470

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Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 1611862620

ISBN13: 9781611862621

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