Violence Desire and the Sacred Volume 2

Violence  Desire  and the Sacred  Volume 2

This collection of state of the art interpretations of the thought of René Girard follows on from the volume Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (2012).

Author: Scott Cowdell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623563066

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 715

This collection of state of the art interpretations of the thought of René Girard follows on from the volume Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (2012). The previous collection has been acclaimed for demonstrating and showcasing Girard's mimetic theory at its inter-disciplinary best by bringing together scholars who apply Girard's insights in different fields. This new volume builds on and extends the work of that earlier collection by moving into new areas such as psychology, politics, classical literature, national literature, and practical applications of Girard's theory in pastoral/spiritual care, peace-making and religious thought and practice.
Categories: Philosophy

Violence Desire and the Sacred Volume 2

Violence  Desire  and the Sacred  Volume 2

This collection of state of the art interpretations of the thought of René Girard follows on from the volume Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (2012).

Author: Scott Cowdell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1623561965

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 798

This collection of state of the art interpretations of the thought of René Girard follows on from the volume Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (2012). The previous collection has been acclaimed for demonstrating and showcasing Girard's mimetic theory at its inter-disciplinary best by bringing together scholars who apply Girard's insights in different fields. This new volume builds on and extends the work of that earlier collection by moving into new areas such as psychology, politics, classical literature, national literature, and practical applications of Girard's theory in pastoral/spiritual care, peace-making and religious thought and practice.
Categories: Philosophy

Mimesis Movies and Media

Mimesis  Movies  and Media

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 ...

Author: Scott Cowdell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628924657

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 584

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.
Categories: Religion

Violence Desire and the Sacred Volume 2

Violence  Desire  and the Sacred  Volume 2

Christianity, through its vindication of the scapegoat, reveals that violence is always arbitrary—that it can never be sacred. Girard has long argued that ...

Author: Scott Cowdell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623562557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 287

This collection of state of the art interpretations of the thought of René Girard follows on from the volume Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (2012). The previous collection has been acclaimed for demonstrating and showcasing Girard's mimetic theory at its inter-disciplinary best by bringing together scholars who apply Girard's insights in different fields. This new volume builds on and extends the work of that earlier collection by moving into new areas such as psychology, politics, classical literature, national literature, and practical applications of Girard's theory in pastoral/spiritual care, peace-making and religious thought and practice.
Categories: Philosophy

Violence Desire and the Sacred Volume 1

Violence  Desire  and the Sacred  Volume 1

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 René Girard, “Violence in Biblical Narrative,” Philosophy and Literature 23, 2 (1999): 387–92.

Author: Scott Cowdell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441146892

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 867

Violence, Desire and the Sacred presents the most up-to-date inter-disciplinary work being developed with the ground-breaking insights of René Girard's mimetic theory. The collection showcases the work of outstanding scholars in mimetic theory and how they are applying and developing Girard's insights in a variety of fields. Girard's mimetic insight has provided a fruitful way for different disciplines, such as literature, anthropology, theology, religion studies, cultural studies, and philosophy, to engage on common anthropological ground, with a shared understanding of the human person. The aim of this edited collection is to present this interdisciplinary work and to illustrate how Girard's insights provide fertile ground for bringing together disparate disciplines in a shared purpose. As academic work on Girard's insights is growing, this collection would meet the need to show the critical, interdisciplinary applications of these insights.
Categories: Religion

Mimesis Movies and Media

Mimesis  Movies  and Media

"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 ...

Author: Scott Cowdell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1501304879

Category: Mimesis in motion pictures

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Categories: Mimesis in motion pictures

Ren Girard and the Nonviolent God

Ren   Girard and the Nonviolent God

Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, vol. 2, René Girard and Sacrifice in Life, Love, and Literature. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Cupitt, Don.

Author: Scott Cowdell

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268104566

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 776

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Mimesis and Sacrifice

Mimesis and Sacrifice

(2015), Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 2: René Girard and Sacrifice in Life, Love and Literature, London: Bloomsbury. Cowdell, S., C. Fleming, ...

Author: Marcia Pally

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350057449

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 323

Central to identity, personal responsibility, economic systems, theology, and the political and military imaginaries, the practice of sacrifice has inspired, disturbed, and abused. Mimesis and Sacrifice brings together scholars from the humanities, military, business, and social sciences to examine the role that sacrifice plays in different present-day settings, from economics to gender relations. Inspired by Rene Girard's work, chapters explore (i) the extent to which the social character of human living makes us mimetic, (ii) whether mimesis necessarily leads to competitive aggression, (iii) whether aggression must be defused by aggressive sacrificial rituals-and whether all sacrifice has this aim, and (iv) the role of the “second lesson of the cross” (as Girard called it), the lesson of self-giving for others, in addressing present societal problems. By investigating sacrifice across this span of arenas and questions yet within one volume, Mimesis and Sacrifice presents a new appreciation of its influence and consequences in the world today, contributing not only to mimetic theory but to greater understanding of which societal arrangement enable us to live well together and what hobbles that goal.
Categories: Religion

Knowing God

Knowing God

In Violence, Desire and the Sacred Vol. 2: René Girard and Sacrifice in Life, Love, and Literature, edited by Joel Hodge, Scott Cowdell and Chris Fleming, ...

Author: Michael Hardin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532683893

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 955

Knowing God? is an indictment of Protestant American Christianity in its failure to follow Jesus of Nazareth. Consumer Christianity is laid bare before the gospel and found wanting. After exposing the superstition of American Christianity, Hardin examines the gospel narrative and demonstrates that a truly Jesus-oriented approach must be non-sacrificial in all its ways. Like Jeremiah, Kierkegaard, or the early Barth, Knowing God? rings with a clarion call for followers of Jesus to ask what the Christian life looks like and is all about.
Categories: Religion

Hellrazed

Hellrazed

These pillars are 1) the inerrancy/infallibility view of the Bible, 2) penal ... on Nonviolent Atonement” in Violence, Desire and the Sacred Vol. 2: René ...

Author: Kevin Miller

Publisher: Millstone Press

ISBN: 9781979198646

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 971

In September 2012, the feature-length documentary Hellbound? was released in theaters across North America. Joining a growing chorus of voices that were questioning the traditional view of hell as a place of eternal conscious torment, the film asked a handful of “burning” questions. Does hell exist? If so, who goes there, and why? More importantly, what do our views about hell say about us and our understanding of God? And how do our beliefs about these issues affect the kind of world we create, the kind of people we become? Five years later, the debate over hell is far from settled, but the landscape in which such questions are being asked has changed radically. Hence, filmmaker Kevin Miller decided it was time to go back to some of the people who appear in Hellbound? and others he met along the way to get their input on how the debate has shifted and how it’s remained the same. The result is a plethora of voices offering all sorts of perspectives, some highly academic, some polemic, some intensely personal, and all bound to impact how readers think and feel about this issue.
Categories: Religion

Violence in the Name of God

Violence in the Name of God

This book traces the trajectory of militant jihadism to show how violence is more intentionally embraced as the centre of worship, social order and ideology.

Author: Joel Hodge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350104973

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 539

This book traces the trajectory of modern religious extremism, focusing on militant Islamism and jihadism, to show how violence is more intentionally embraced as the centre of worship, social order and ideology. Joel Hodge argues that the extreme violence of jihadist-Islamists is a response to modernity in two ways that have not been sufficiently explored or appreciated by the existing literature on religious extremism, terrorism and violence. Firstly, it is a manifestation of the unrestrained and escalating state of desire and rivalry in modernity. Militant Islamists embrace this state of escalating rivalry to justify their violence, and by achieving victory, seek to control and repress desire. Secondly, it is a response to the unveiling and discrediting of sacred violence, which militant Islamists seek to reverse by more purposefully engaging in and valorising sacred violence to the point of worship itself (in jihad). They justify this sacred violence in the name of being victims of a Westernized modernity. Hodge explores these arguments using the work of René Girard, a leading theorist of violence in the twentieth century. Relevant to anyone interested in Islam, philosophy of religion, theology and terrorism, this book imagines new ways of thinking about militancy in the name of Islam in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Philosophy

Mimetic Theory and Film

Mimetic Theory and Film

In addition, Mimetic Theory and Film is a response to the widespread objection that there is no viable “Girardian aesthetics.” One of the main questions that this collection considers is: can we develop a genre-specific mimetic analysis ...

Author: Paolo Diego Bubbio

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1501367668

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 309

The interdisciplinary French-American thinker René Girard (1923-2015) has been one of the towering figures of the humanities in the last half-century. The title of René Girard's first book offered his own thesis in summary form: romantic lie and novelistic truth [mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque]. And yet, for a thinker whose career began by an engagement with literature, it came as a shock to some that, in La Conversion de l'art, Girard asserted that the novel may be an “outmoded” form for revealing humans to themselves. However, Girard never specified what, if anything, might take the place of the novel. This collection of essays is one attempt at answering this question, by offering a series of analyses of films that aims to test mimetic theory in an area in which relatively little has so far been offered. Does it make any sense to talk of vérité filmique? In addition, Mimetic Theory and Film is a response to the widespread objection that there is no viable “Girardian aesthetics.” One of the main questions that this collection considers is: can we develop a genre-specific mimetic analysis (of film), and are we able to develop anything approaching a “Girardian aesthetic”? Each of the contributors addresses these questions through the analysis of a film.
Categories: Philosophy

Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred is René Girard's landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth.

Author: René Girard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1472520815

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 978

Violence and the Sacred is René Girard's landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred.
Categories: Philosophy

Does Religion Cause Violence

Does Religion Cause Violence

Edited by Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, Joel Hodge, and Mathias Moosbrugger. Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Vol. 4. New York and London: Bloomsbury, ...

Author: Joel Hodge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501333842

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 264

One of the most pressing issues of our time is the outbreak of extremist violence and terrorism, done in the name of religion. This volume critically analyses the link made between religion and violence in contemporary theory and proposes that 'religion' does not have a special relation to violence in opposition to culture, ideology or nationalism. Rather, religion and violence must be understood with relation to fundamental anthropological and philosophical categories such as culture, desire, disaster and rivalry. Does Religion Cause Violence? explores contemporary instances of religious violence, such as Islamist terrorism and radicalization in its various political, economic, religious, military and technological dimensions, as well as the legitimacy and efficacy of modern cultural mechanisms to contain violence, such as nuclear deterrence. Including perspectives from experts in theology, philosophy, terrorism studies, and Islamic studies, this volume brings together the insights of René Girard, the premier theorist of violence in the 20th century, with the latest scholarship on religion and violence, particularly exploring the nature of extremist violence.
Categories: Philosophy

Mimesis and Science

Mimesis and Science

Girard, Violence and the Sacred, 271—72. ... of Babes: Imitation, Gaze, and Intentions in Infant Research—the 'Like Me' Framework,” all in this volume. 2.

Author: Scott R. Garrels

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 9781609172381

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 614

This exciting compendium brings together, for the first time, some of the foremost scholars of René Girard’s mimetic theory, with leading imitation researchers from the cognitive, developmental, and neuro sciences. These chapters explore some of the major discoveries and developments concerning the foundational, yet previously overlooked, role of imitation in human life, revealing the unique theoretical links that can now be made from the neural basis of social interaction to the structure and evolution of human culture and religion. Together, mimetic scholars and imitation researchers are on the cutting edge of some of the most important breakthroughs in understanding the distinctive human capacity for both incredible acts of empathy and compassion as well as mass antipathy and violence. As a result, this interdisciplinary volume promises to help shed light on some of the most pressing and complex questions of our contemporary world.
Categories: Psychology

Ren Girard and Raymund Schwager

Ren   Girard and Raymund Schwager

Violence, Desire, and the Sacred Series Editors: Scott Cowdell, ... Chris Fleming, and Joel Hodge Vol. 2. René Girard and Sacrifice in Life, Love, ...

Author: Scott Cowdell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501320491

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 100

The brilliant and ground-breaking mimetic theory of the French-American theorist René Girard (1923-2015)has gained wide-ranging recognition, yet its development has received less attention. This volume presents the important correspondence-conducted in French and as yet unpublished, let alone translated into English-between Girard and his major theological interlocutor Raymund Schwager SJ (1935-2004). It presents the personal relationship between two great thinkers that led to the development of a significant break-through in the humanities. In particular it reveals the theological development of Girard's thought in dialogue with Schwager, who was concerned to assist Girard in areas where he had little expertise and had encountered major criticism, such as the theological application of sacrifice. These issues in particular had placed major barriers to Girard's acceptance in theological circles. These letters reveal how Girard, with Schwager's help, entered the mainstream of theological debate.
Categories: Religion

Sacred Violence

Sacred Violence

... in the Latin Kingdom, their unabashed desire to take each other's territory, ... 39 William of Tyre, vol. 2, 192–93. 9 William of Tyre, vol. 2,76.

Author: Jill N. Claster

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442600584

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 539

Renowned medieval historian Jill N. Claster examines warfare between Christians and Muslims for control of the embattled city of Jerusalem.
Categories: History

The Sacred Writings of Tertullian Volume 2

The Sacred Writings of Tertullian  Volume 2

... with desire towards them, and at once grew pregnant with a spiritual conception, at the very image of which the violence of her joyous transport, ...

Author: Tertullian

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849680053

Category: Religion

Page: 524

View: 885

"The Sacred Writings Of ..." provides you with the essential works among the Christian writings. The volumes cover the beginning of Christianity until medieval times. This is volume two out of two and containing the following writings: Against Hermogenes, Against the Valentinians, On the Flesh of Christ, On the Resurrection of the Flesh, Against Praxeas, Scorpiace and many more.
Categories: Religion

Mimetic Theory and Film

Mimetic Theory and Film

2 Paul Dumouchel, “Mirrors of Nature: Artificial Agents in Real Life and Virtual Worlds ... Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 3 (New York and London: ...

Author: Paolo Diego Bubbio

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501334856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 397

The interdisciplinary French-American thinker René Girard (1923-2015) has been one of the towering figures of the humanities in the last half-century. The title of René Girard's first book offered his own thesis in summary form: romantic lie and novelistic truth [mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque]. And yet, for a thinker whose career began by an engagement with literature, it came as a shock to some that, in La Conversion de l'art, Girard asserted that the novel may be an “outmoded” form for revealing humans to themselves. However, Girard never specified what, if anything, might take the place of the novel. This collection of essays is one attempt at answering this question, by offering a series of analyses of films that aims to test mimetic theory in an area in which relatively little has so far been offered. Does it make any sense to talk of vérité filmique? In addition, Mimetic Theory and Film is a response to the widespread objection that there is no viable “Girardian aesthetics.” One of the main questions that this collection considers is: can we develop a genre-specific mimetic analysis (of film), and are we able to develop anything approaching a “Girardian aesthetic”? Each of the contributors addresses these questions through the analysis of a film.
Categories: Philosophy