Rene Girard, modernity, and apocalypse

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    Abstract

    An explication of the mimetic theory of Rene Girard from the perspective of secular modernity, with particular reference to the role of Christianity in secularization and the implications for a society increasingly deprived of the sacrificial protection of the archaic sacred. Girard's latest published insights on totalizing modern warfare and apocalyptic are fully integrated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationViolence, desire, and the sacred
    Subtitle of host publicationGirard's mimetic theory across the disciplines
    EditorsScott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, Joel Hodge
    Place of PublicationNew York & London
    PublisherContinuum International Publishing Group
    Chapter1
    Pages3-15
    Number of pages13
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781441146892
    ISBN (Print)9781441194015
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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