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Patrick Perquy interviews René Girard

The following interview with René Girard by Patrick Perquy was last broadcast on Belgian national television April 23, 2000 (Braambos). The interview was recorded on the occasion of an honorary doctorate from the University of Antwerp for Girard in 1995. 31 more words

René Girard

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Hermeneutic:

My working hermeneutic is simply that I try and run everything through the cross of Christ. This cruciform hermeneutic is informed by Tradition, the Scriptures, the Historical Jesus studies, Experience, the late Rene Girard’s mimetic theory, the social sciences, and a plethora of academic scholarship. 259 more words

Authors

The Trump Reflex

The door bell rings. I open the door. In front of me are two of Jehovah’s witnesses. I invite them in. It’s a force of habit, enhanced by the fact that I’m a teacher and student of religion. 2,323 more words

Mimetic Theory

How School Set You Up For Failure

School, school, school… Where to begin?

Ah, ha! Pre-School.

One of the first subjects taught to students in school is how to pair items. One thing goes with this, and nothing else. 312 more words

Society

Modern Mimetic Society

Only a months ago I found myself reluctant to pull a water bottle out of my bag in class due to the fact that my water bottle was shaped differently than everyone else’s water bottle. 318 more words

Society

The Death and Resurrection of Desire: A Girardian Reading of Walker Percy's "The Moviegoer"

Binx Bolling’s conversion to Christianity in Walker Percy’s first novel,  The Moviegoer, has been seen by some critics as a poorly conceived, and poorly executed, conclusion to the story. 2,837 more words

Literature

Truth, Goodness, Beauty

I’m wondering… When was the last time you’ve measured the hertz of the joy you felt while gaining a new insight?

I’m wondering… Have you recently written down the mass density of your deepest friendships or the miles of your biggest loves? 987 more words

René Girard