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Review: Desire Found Me by Andre Rabe

You can’t get very far in progressive Christian circles without hearing someone talk about Rene Girard at some point. He’s provided a lot of inspiration for many pastors and theologians today with his work in mimetic theory. 215 more words

WHAT REALLY KILLED KEVIN? INTRODUCING A NEW MODEL FOR EVALUATING WORKPLACE ABUSE

INTRODUCTION

In 2010, the media brought attention to the suicide of Virginia Quarterly Review managing editor, Kevin Morrissey. At 11:30 the morning of Friday, July 30th, Kevin made a call to the Charlottesville police station to report a shooting at the former C&O coaling tower. 6,015 more words

It's not bullying. It's scapegoating! Trainer's Manual

Foreword

Violence, overt and covert, is a disease infecting workplaces. A commonly proposed solution is to sort out “bullies” and their victims. Not all instances of workplace abuse, however, can be categorized as simple bullying. 1,748 more words

If enthusiasm could substitute for intellect...*

*we could call this a book review…

In July last year I googled a word I didn’t understand, which isn’t something you expect to change your life. 1,449 more words

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Who Completes Who?

What makes Christopher Nolans’ film The Black Knight so compelling? Critics agree: Nolan strikes a deep chord with his portrayal of the rivalrous bond between the Batman and his arch nemesis, the Joker.   483 more words

Rene Girard

Achever... the Social Sciences?

It is often said that René Girard is like “the Einstein or Darwin of the social sciences or the humanities.” According to Girard, however, the social sciences… 3,957 more words

René Girard

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C.S. Lewis Account of Mimetic Desire

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), a former atheist who converted to Christianity, became well-known for his series of seven fantasy novels The Chronicles of Narnia, but the fame of this series sometimes overshadows other work by this fascinating author. 2,722 more words

René Girard