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Rene Girard's Mimetic Theory

Michigan State University Press (2013)

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  1. Murdering Truth: ‘Postsecular’ Perspectives on Theology and Violence.Robyn Horner - 2016 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (5):725-743.
    While one of the arguments against religious belief relates to its apparent irrationality, it can be shown phenomenologically that there is a different kind of rationality at work in religious knowledge, undermining the sharp distinction between sacred and secular that enables theology to be marginalised as irrational. Approaching Christianity through the category of revelation, that is, as a way of living and believing that draws not only on founding narratives of revelation but on the ongoing ‘experience’ of transcendence in unveiling (...)
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  • A Critical Assessment of the Relationship Between Imitation and Violence in Rene Girard’s View.Muhammad Husain Sadeqi & Habibollah Babaei Babaei - 2018 - Journal of Philosophical Theological Research 20 (77):219-242.
    Girard considers imitation to be the main factor of violence by attributing violence to man’s nature. According to him, praising the role-model motivates imitation of the inclinations of the role-model in the praiser. This matter results in rivalry and violence between the imitator and role-model since imitation has the characteristic of transmission and is a contagion that fills all of society with violence. Imitation, apart from being a factor of violence, can also be a factor of its destruction; this destruction (...)
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