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Eating the Being of Jesus

The Holy Eucharist has been accused of being a cannibalistic rite. René Girard would accept the accusation. In a snippet from an unpublished interview, he suggests that the Eucharist recapitulates the entire history of sacrifice and its violence and that history includes cannibalism. 519 more words


A Midsummer Night's Mimetic Desire

René Girard devotes six chapters to A Midsummer Night’s Dream in A Theater of Envy, his book on William Shakespeare (for references I use the edition of St. 4,937 more words

René Girard

A Highway to Seeing the Glory of the Lord

After her humiliating defeat by Babylon, Israel was broken. The movers and shakers who had kept the society going were taken to Babylon where they couldn’t move or shake any more. 489 more words

René Girard

It's All in the Rivalry

Why are comics obsessed
with RIVALRY? Its difficult to imagine Batman without the Joker, Thor without Loki, X without Magneto. Without these iconic clashes, superhero comics would probably disappear — so many of their story arcs are driven by what literary theorist  552 more words

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the two critics referenced below who more or less pan Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR validate what this blog is trying to do. They hate the ending. But they can’t talk about the ending too much, otherwise they “spoil” it. 918 more words

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Mimetic Blessing through Abraham (1): Cain and Abel

Fratricide is a running thread throughout Genesis. The rivalry portrayed in its stories do not involve romantic triangles as in novels and plays, but rather, the disputes are over blessings, the other running thread throughout Genesis. 555 more words

Mimetic Desire