Conversations, VOLUME 8

Rene Girard – Introductory Guide to his Work.


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The Scapegoat

Following in the trajectory set by the books listed above, The Scapegoat depicts Christianity as unique in its identity as “a myth with the power to break the evil of collective violence and the corporate murder it conceals.”



If you have dived into Girard’s work, and are eager for more, there are many commentators who have embraced his work and seek to clarify and promote it, including  Gil Bailie, Willard Swartley, a href=”” target=”_blank”>Robert Hamerton-Kelly and many others… 

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One Comment

  1. Thanks for this intro to the work of Rene Girard. The video is fascinating. Well worth the time.