Monthly Archives: May 2015

Girard-katechon

Carl Schmitt was a Nazi. So I do not know what to do with Rene Girard’s use (in The One by Whom Scandal Comes) of his thought. Schmitt got into some trouble with the Nazis for trying to combine his … Continue reading

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Girard-resurrection and church

My current reading project is Rene Girard’s The One by Whom Scandal Comes. My main interest in Girard is how he relates his theories to the Bible. I have two items today. First, the resurrection of Christ. It is pretty … Continue reading

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Girard-basics

In summarizing The One by Whom Scandal Comes  I feel like I am repeating phrases from Rene Girard, like “mimetic violence” and “scapegoat” that a lot of people just won’t understand. So now I am going to try to briefly … Continue reading

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Girard-conversion

The passion accounts in the Gospels hold high significance for Rene Girard. In The One by Whom Scandal Comes he answers questions about his thought posed by Maria Stella Barberi. She asks him about his interpretation of the gospels and … Continue reading

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Girard-systems thinker?

I have had some distracting computer troubles the last few days so I am behind on my reading. However, I have been thinking about the Rene Girard book, The One by Whom Scandal Comes. Before I retired, what they payed … Continue reading

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Girard-murder and Satan

In the later part of The One by Whom Scandal Comes, Rene Girard answers interview questions and seeks to respond to criticism and clarify his views. He reads the whole Bible in the light of the gospels and the story … Continue reading

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Girard-clarifying about sacrifice

I am writing about parts of Rene Girard’s The One by Whom Scandal Comes. Girard thinks we use sacrifice too much in connection with the passion of Christ.  But he makes room for some use of the idea. In this … Continue reading

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