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Violence and the Sacred

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ISBN 10 : 0485113414
Pages : 364 pages
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Download Violence and the Sacred PDF Full Free by René Girard and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 1988-01-01 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy."--Victor Brombert, Chronicle of Higher Education.


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Violence and the Sacred

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ISBN 10 : 9781472529251
Pages : 362 pages
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Download Violence and the Sacred PDF Full Free by René Girard and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-10-24 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Violence and the Sacred

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ISBN 10 : 9780826477187
Pages : 361 pages
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Download Violence and the Sacred PDF Full Free by René Girard and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-04-13 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: René Girard (1923-) was Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford Unviersity from 1981 until his retirement in 1995. Violence and the Sacred is Girard's brilliant study of human evil. 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. Translated by Patrick Gregory>


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The Bible, Violence, and the Sacred

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ISBN 10 : 9781556356360
Pages : 310 pages
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Download The Bible, Violence, and the Sacred PDF Full Free by James G. Williams and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2007-10-01 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book represents the first comprehensive application to the whole Bible of RenŽ Girard's theories on violence, civilization, and religion.


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Violence and the Sacred in the Ancient Near East

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108476027
Pages : 275 pages
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Download Violence and the Sacred in the Ancient Near East PDF Full Free by Ian Hodder and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-14 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is primarily for researchers and students in the archaeology of the Ancient Near East. The volume results from intense interaction between archaeologists at these sites and a group of theorists studying the scholarship of René Girard.


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Violence and the Sacred in the Modern World

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9780429670510
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Violence and the Sacred in the Modern World PDF Full Free by Mark Juergensmeyer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-04-04 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How is symbolic violence related to the real acts of religious violence around the modern world? The authors of this book, first published in 1992, explore this question with reference to some of the most volatile religious and political conflicts of the day: Hezbollah in Lebanon, Sikhs in India, militant Jewish groups in Israel, and Muslim movements from the Middle East to Indonesia. In addition to providing valuable insights into these important incidents, the authors – social scientists and historians of comparative religion – are responding to the theoretical issues articulated by René Girard in Violence and the Sacred (1977). The present volume is the first book of essays to test Girard’s theories about the social significance of religious symbols of violence against real, rather than symbolic, acts. In some cases his theories are found to be applicable; in other cases, the authors provide alternative theories of their own. In a concluding essay, co-authored by Mark Anspach, Girard provides a response.


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Violence in the Name of God

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ISBN 10 : 9781350104983
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Violence in the Name of God PDF Full Free by Joel Hodge and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-01-23 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. Undertaking an in-depth analysis of militant jihadist groups and utilising the work of René Girard, Joel Hodge argues that the extreme violence of militant jihadists is a response to modernity in two ways that have not been sufficiently explored by the existing literature. Firstly, it is a manifestation of the unrestrained and escalating state of desire and rivalry in modernity, which militant jihadists seek to counter with extreme violence. Secondly, it is a response to the unveiling and discrediting of sacred violence, which militant jihadists seek to reverse by more purposefully valorising sacred violence in what they believe to be jihad. Relevant to anyone interested in Islam, philosophy of religion, theology, and terrorism, Violence in the Name of God imagines new ways of thinking about militancy in the name of Islam in the twenty-first century.


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Does Religion Cause Violence?

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ISBN 10 : 9781501333859
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Does Religion Cause Violence? PDF Full Free by Joel Hodge and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Violence and Difference

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 10 : 0252062027
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Violence and Difference PDF Full Free by Andrew J. McKenna and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: McKenna explicates key elements of the anthropology of Rene Girard and the literary theory of Jacques Derrida in terms of each other--to create an interpretive strategy that he hopes will "salvage deconstruction from the flashy sterility it favors."


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Violence and the Sacred in the Modern World

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 0367030896
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Violence and the Sacred in the Modern World PDF Full Free by Mark Juergensmeyer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-09-24 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How is symbolic violence related to the real acts of religious violence around the modern world? The authors of this book, first published in 1992, explore this question with reference to some of the most volatile religious and political conflicts of the day: Hezbollah in Lebanon, Sikhs in India, militant Jewish groups in Israel, and Muslim movements from the Middle East to Indonesia. In addition to providing valuable insights into these important incidents, the authors - social scientists and historians of comparative religion - are responding to the theoretical issues articulated by Ren� Girard in Violence and the Sacred (1977). The present volume is the first book of essays to test Girard's theories about the social significance of religious symbols of violence against real, rather than symbolic, acts. In some cases his theories are found to be applicable; in other cases, the authors provide alternative theories of their own. In a concluding essay, co-authored by Mark Anspach, Girard provides a response.


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Sexual Violence and the Violence of Silence

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Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
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ISBN 10 : 9781646283118
Pages : 380 pages
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Download Sexual Violence and the Violence of Silence PDF Full Free by Jewel Lee Herder Ph.D. and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2021-01-27 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sexual Violence and the Violence of Silence takes a candid look at the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia from a historical and cultural perspective. The author reveals the five veils of silence—the actions or inactions of the church hierarchy, congregation, law enforcement, media, and general public—that shrouded these cases of clergy sexual violence and exposed the internal maneuverings by administrative officials to silence all those involved or who knew about the abuses. This violence of silence had a profound effect on the victims by adding to their pain and suffering and interfering with their ability to heal and obtain justice. The author begins with the history of the founding of the Roman Catholic Church in America and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and leads the reader through the confession and testimony of Father William Hogan, a nineteenth-century priest who acknowledged his role in grooming parishioners in the confessional, attested to the sexually abusive behavior of many of his colleagues, and argued for the pervasiveness of clergy sexual violence in the church. The reader will also be exposed to graphic grand jury testimony of the victims of a small representative sample of accused sexually violent priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia—Father Gerard W. Chambers, Father Joseph Gausch, and Father Nicholas V. Cudemo—who targeted their victims based on race, class, and gender. The author includes the historical context in which each priest lived and served by presenting these priests to the reader in chronological order based on their date of ordination. To assist the readers in their understanding of the scope of the cover-up by the leadership of the church, the author examines the administration of the bishops or cardinals supervising the archdiocese during the tenure of each of these predator priests.


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Divine Violence and the Christus Victor Atonement Model

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ISBN 10 : 9781498239479
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Divine Violence and the Christus Victor Atonement Model PDF Full Free by Martyn J. Smith and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-09-23 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book Martyn Smith addresses the issue of God's violence and refuses to shy away from difficult and controversial conclusions. Through his wide-ranging and measured study he reflects upon God and violence in both biblical and theological contexts, assessing the implications of divine violence for understanding and engaging with God's nature and character. Jesus too, through his dramatic actions in the temple, is presented as one capable of exhibiting a surprising degree of violent behavior in the furtherance of God's purposes. Through a reappropriation of the ancient Christus Victor model of atonement, with its dramatic representation of God's war with the Satan, Smith proposes that Christian understanding of both God and salvation has to return to its long-neglected past in order to move forward, both biblically and dynamically, into the future.


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Can We Survive Our Origins?

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Publisher : Michigan State University Press
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ISBN 10 : 1611861497
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Can We Survive Our Origins? PDF Full Free by Pierpaolo Antonello and published by Michigan State University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are religions intrinsically violent (as is strenuously argued by the ‘new atheists’)? Or, as Girard argues, have they been functionally rational instruments developed to manage and cope with the intrinsically violent runaway dynamic that characterizes human social organization in all periods of human history? Is violence decreasing in this time of secular modernity post-Christendom (as argued by Steven Pinker and others)? Or are we, rather, at increased and even apocalyptic risk from our enhanced powers of action and our decreased socio-symbolic protections? Rene Girard’s mimetic theory has been slowly but progressively recognized as one of the most striking breakthrough contributions to twentieth-century critical thinking in fundamental anthropology: in particular for its power to model and explain violent sacralities, ancient and modern. The present volume sets this power of explanation in an evolutionary and Darwinian frame. It asks: How far do cultural mechanisms of controlling violence, which allowed humankind to cross the threshold of hominization—i.e., to survive and develop in its evolutionary emergence—still represent today a default setting that threatens to destroy us? Can we transcend them and escape their field of gravity? Should we look to—or should we look beyond—Darwinian survival? What—and where (if anywhere)—is salvation?


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A Genealogy of Social Violence

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Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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ISBN 10 : 9781472417244
Pages : 235 pages
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Download A Genealogy of Social Violence PDF Full Free by Dr Clint Jones and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-12-28 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining the mimetic theory of René Girard, this book investigates the development of society as a result of an original crime (a murder) that shaped the way the earliest humans organized the social structures we live with today - an analysis that reveals the dangerous structure of the most basic social relationships. With attention to family relationships, A Genealogy of Social Violence sheds light on the processes by which the traditional nuclear family, through the mimetic behaviour of children, embeds violence into human desires and hence society as whole. Challenging the thought of Girard and of Rawls in order to offer a new understanding of justice, this book suggests that in order to achieve a more peaceful society, what is required is not the self-defeating narrative of equality, developed in order to manage the violence engendered by our social institutions, but a reconceptualisation of the nuclear family structure. A striking critique of modern society, which draws on religion, mythology, literature, history, philosophy and political theory, A Genealogy of Social Violence will be of interest to social and political theorists, as well as philosophers working in the area of contemporary social and European thought.


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The Sacred Monstrous

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 10 : 0739107437
Pages : 130 pages
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Download The Sacred Monstrous PDF Full Free by Wendy C. Hamblet and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2004 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Sacred Monstrous author Wendy Hamblet traces the historical and social fact of violence through the work of Girard, Bloch, Lorenz and Burket. She takes up the charge advanced by social theorists, anthropologists and others that violence is steeped in our being; it pervades our generations and is imbedded in the ethos of our modern institutions. Hamblet's discussion of human history re-frames our understanding of how violence works in history and society. The Sacred Monstrous is a salient work of continentally informed philosophy that contributes significantly to any discussion of violence and conflict in the social sciences.


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Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 1

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ISBN 10 : 9781441165053
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 1 PDF Full Free by Scott Cowdell and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2012-08-16 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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The Ambivalence of the Sacred

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 0847685551
Pages : 450 pages
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Download The Ambivalence of the Sacred PDF Full Free by R. Scott Appleby and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2000 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text explains what religious terrorists and religious peacemakers share in common and what causes them to take different paths in fighting injustice.