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

Lefebure, Leo D.
December 1996
Christian Century;12/11/96, Vol. 113 Issue 36, p1226
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.


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