TITLE

Victims, violence and the sacred: The thought of Rene Girard

AUTHOR(S)
Lefebure, Leo D.
PUB. DATE
December 1996
SOURCE
Christian Century;12/11/96, Vol. 113 Issue 36, p1226
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the views of French literary critic and anthropologist Rene Girard on the relationship between violence and religion. Popularity of Girard's theory among biblical scholars, theologians, psychologists and economists; Threat posed by the desire to appropriate another person's possessions to community life; Use of judiciary systems by later cultures to contain violence.
ACCESSION #
9612243175

 

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