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The Resource The one by whom scandal comes, René Girard ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise

The one by whom scandal comes, René Girard ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise

Label
The one by whom scandal comes
Title
The one by whom scandal comes
Statement of responsibility
René Girard ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
2Why is there so much violence in our midst?3 René Girard asks. 2No question is more debated today. And none produces more disappointing answers.3 In Girard{u2019}s mimetic theory it is the imitation of someone else{u2019}s desire that gives rise to conflict whenever the desired object cannot be shared. This mimetic rivalry, Girard argues, is responsible for the frequency and escalating intensity of human conflict. For Girard, human conflict comes not from the loss of reciprocity between humans but from the transition, imperceptible at first but then ever more rapid, from good to bad reciprocity. In this landmark text, Girard continues his study of violence in light of geopolitical competition, focusing on the roots and outcomes of violence across societies latent in the process of globalization. The volume concludes in a wide-ranging interview with the Sicilian cultural theorist Maria Stella Barberi, where Girard{u2019}s twenty-first century emphases on the continuity of all religions, global conflict, and the necessity of apocalyptic thinking emerge. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Girard, René
Dewey number
261.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.V55
LC item number
G56513 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
DeBevoise, M. B.
Series statement
Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Violence
Label
The one by whom scandal comes, René Girard ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Violence and reciprocity -- Noble savages and others -- Mimetic theory and theology -- I see Satan fall like lightning -- Scandal and conversion -- I do not pray for the world -- The Catholic church and the modern world -- Hominization and natural selection -- A stumblin block to Jews, foolishness to Gentiles -- Levo-Strauss on collective murder -- Positivists and Deconstructionists -- How should mimetic theory be applied?
Control code
843010034
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 139 pages
Isbn
9781611861099
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013012137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843010034
Label
The one by whom scandal comes, René Girard ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Violence and reciprocity -- Noble savages and others -- Mimetic theory and theology -- I see Satan fall like lightning -- Scandal and conversion -- I do not pray for the world -- The Catholic church and the modern world -- Hominization and natural selection -- A stumblin block to Jews, foolishness to Gentiles -- Levo-Strauss on collective murder -- Positivists and Deconstructionists -- How should mimetic theory be applied?
Control code
843010034
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 139 pages
Isbn
9781611861099
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013012137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843010034

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