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Battling To The End

Author : René Girard
ISBN : 9781609171339
Genre : Philosophy
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In Battling to the End René Girard engages Carl von Clausewitz (1780–1831), the Prussian military theoretician who wrote On War. Clausewitz, who has been critiqued by military strategists, political scientists, and philosophers, famously postulated that "War is the continuation of politics by other means." He also seemed to believe that governments could constrain war. Clausewitz, a firsthand witness to the Napoleonic Wars, understood the nature of modern warfare. Far from controlling violence, politics follows in war's wake: the means of war have become its ends. René Girard shows us a Clausewitz who is a fascinated witness of history's acceleration. Haunted by the French-German conflict, Clausewitz clarifies more than anyone else the development that would ravage Europe. Battling to the End pushes aside the taboo that prevents us from seeing that the apocalypse has begun. Human violence is escaping our control; today it threatens the entire planet.

Mimesis Movies And Media

Author : Scott Cowdell
ISBN : 9781628924664
Genre : Religion
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Building on the growing recognition and critical acclaim of volumes 1 and 2 of Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, this third volume in the series showcases the most groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research in mimetic theory, with a focus on well-known films, television series, and other media. Mimesis, Movies, and Media reaches beyond the traditional boundaries of continental theory to demonstrate how scholars apply and develop René Girard's insights in light of contemporary media. It brings together major Australian and international scholars working at the intersection of popular culture and philosophy.

Ren Girard S Mimetic Theory

Author : Wolfgang Palaver
ISBN : 9781609173654
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A systematic introduction into the mimetic theory of the French-American literary theorist and philosophical anthropologist René Girard, this essential text explains its three main pillars (mimetic desire, the scapegoat mechanism, and the Biblical “difference”) with the help of examples from literature and philosophy. This book also offers an overview of René Girard’s life and work, showing how much mimetic theory results from existential and spiritual insights into one’s own mimetic entanglements. Furthermore it examines the broader implications of Girard’s theories, from the mimetic aspect of sovereignty and wars to the relationship between the scapegoat mechanism and the question of capital punishment. Mimetic theory is placed within the context of current cultural and political debates like the relationship between religion and modernity, terrorism, the death penalty, and gender issues. Drawing textual examples from European literature (Cervantes, Shakespeare, Goethe, Kleist, Stendhal, Storm, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Proust) and philosophy (Plato, Camus, Sartre, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, Vattimo), Palaver uses mimetic theory to explore the themes they present. A highly accessible book, this text is complemented by bibliographical references to Girard’s widespread work and secondary literature on mimetic theory and its applications, comprising a valuable bibliographical archive that provides the reader with an overview of the development and discussion of mimetic theory until the present day.

Ren Girard And The Nonviolent God

Author : Scott Cowdell
ISBN : 9780268104566
Genre : Philosophy
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In his latest book on the ground-breaking work of René Girard (1923–2015), Scott Cowdell sets out a new perspective on mimetic theory and theology: he develops the proposed connection between Girardian thought and theological dramatic theory in new directions, engaging with issues of evolutionary suffering and divine providence, inclusive Christian uniqueness, God's judgment, nonviolent atonement, and the spiritual life. Cowdell reveals a powerful, illuminating, and life-enhancing synergy between mimetic theory and Christianity at its best. With religion widely seen as increasingly violent and intransigent, the true Christian emphasis on divine solidarity, mercy, and healing is in danger of being lost. René Girard provides a countervailing voice. He emerges from Cowdell's study not only as a necessary dialogue partner for theology today, but as a global prophet offering hope and challenge in equal measure. René Girard was a Catholic cultural theorist whose mimetic theory achieved a powerful symbiosis of social science with scripture and theology, yielding a unique perspective on humanity’s origins, violent history, and future prospects. Cowdell maps this synergy, revealing theological themes present from Girard’s earliest writings to the latest, less-familiar publications. He resolves a number of theological challenges to Girard’s work, engaging mimetic theory in fruitful dialogue with key themes, movements, and thinkers in theology today. Bringing a distinctive Anglican voice to a largely Catholic debate, Cowdell gives an orthodox theological account of Girard’s intellectual achievement, bearing witness to Christianity’s nonviolent God. This book will be of great interest to theologians, seminarians and clergy of all traditions, Girardians, and Christian peace activists.

The Palgrave Handbook Of Mimetic Theory And Religion

Author : James Alison
ISBN : 9781137538253
Genre : Religion
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The Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion draws on the expertise of leading scholars and thinkers to explore the violent origins of culture, the meaning of ritual, and the conjunction of theology and anthropology, as well as secularization, science, and terrorism. Authors assess the contributions of René Girard’s mimetic theory to our understanding of sacrifice, ancient tragedy, and post-modernity, and apply its insights to religious cinema and the global economy. This handbook serves as introduction and guide to a theory of religion and human behavior that has established itself as fertile terrain for scholarly research and intellectual reflection.

Ich Sah Den Satan Vom Himmel Fallen Wie Einen Blitz

Author : René Girard
ISBN : 345872009X
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Religion Gewalt Terrorismus

Author : Karl Gabriel
ISBN : 3506769340
Genre : Christian sociology
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Ren Girards Mimetische Theorie

Author : Wolfgang Palaver
ISBN : 3825834514
Genre : Mimesis in literature
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Geschichten Vom H Rensagen

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 9783104908557
Genre : Fiction
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»Geschichten vom Hörensagen« vereint die wichtigsten Erzählungen Joseph Conrads. Selten erzählt Joseph Conrads direkt: Erzähltes wird weitererzählt, Perspektiven verschoben und vertieft. So entstehen die für Conrads Werk charakteristischen »Geschichten vom Hörensagen«, ein Titel, den er selbst für diese Sammlung vorgesehen hatte, deren Zusammenstellung aber erst nach seinem Tod erfolgte. Darin zeigt sich die ganze Bandbreite des großen Schriftstellers: Auf Geschichten tragischer Intensität folgen kuriose Anekdoten mit Happy End, auf Kindheitserinnerungen folgen nebelhafte Episoden aus dem damals noch andauernden Ersten Weltkrieg. Der Band enthält drei bedeutende Erzählungen, die bereits zu Lebzeiten publiziert wurden, und vier posthum veröffentlichte Geschichten, darunter die Neufassung der ersten Erzählung Conrads.

Der S Ndenbock

Author : René Girard
ISBN : 3545700011
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