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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    Cowdell, S. (2012). Rene Girard, modernity, and apocalypse. In S. Cowdell, C. Fleming, & J. Hodge (Eds.), Violence, desire, and the sacred: Girard's mimetic theory across the disciplines (1 ed., pp. 3-15). Continuum International Publishing Group.