Embodiment and incarnation

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René Girard’s “we-centric” mimetic theory acknowledges embodiment in a way that Platonic, Augustinian, and Cartesian currents in Western thought do not. In this, it is in keeping with phenomenology and continental feminism, though rather estranged from the latter. The doctrine of Christ’s incarnation is embraced by Girard based on his prior convictions about the Bible revealing sacred violence and echoed in the way his method combines theology with social science.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave handbook of mimetic theory and religion
EditorsJames Alison, Wolfgang Palaver
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781137538253
ISBN (Print)9781137552808
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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