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The Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell vs René Girard)

Joseph Campbell, a well-known scholar in the field of comparative mythology, became quite famous when his works inspired film director George Lucas to create the Star Wars saga (click here for more on this) 2,153 more words

René Girard

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, and Experience (a modified Wesleyan Quadrilateral adopted from Michael Hardin). 314 more words

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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

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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

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