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.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave handbook of mimetic theory and religion|
|Editors||James Alison, Wolfgang Palaver|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|