Author Archives: The Cornerstone Forum

Episode 8: Revenge

This is an address given by René Girard at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University in 1993. https://storage.cornerstone-forum.org/VS-08_RG_Revenge.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:41 — 23.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | iHeartRadio | Stitcher … Continue reading

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Episode 7: Satan & the Gospels

This is an address given by René Girard at the American Academy of Religion conference held in San Francisco in 1992. https://storage.cornerstone-forum.org/VS-07_RG_SatanGospels.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:51 — 18.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | … Continue reading

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Episode 6: Atonement

An address given by René Girard at the American Academy of Religion conference held in San Francisco in 1997. Professor Girard is introduced by James Williams. https://storage.cornerstone-forum.org/VS-06_Atonement.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:39 — 25.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts … Continue reading

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Episode 5: An Informal Talk by Rene Girard in Sonoma 1994

This is a recording made in 1994 of Rene Girard giving a presentation to a group of lay people from Sonoma who had been participating in weekly talks by Gil Bailie. Professor Girard had been invited by Gil Bailie to … Continue reading

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Episode 4: Christianity and Mimetic Theory – Christian Anti-Semitism

This is a presentation of René Girard given at the 1993 meeting of the Colloquium of Violence and Religion held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. https://storage.cornerstone-forum.org/VS-04_CMT.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:01 — 22.9MB) | … Continue reading

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Episode 3: Ethnocentrism

This is a recording of a presentation by René Girard given at the 1992 meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion held at Stanford University. https://storage.cornerstone-forum.org/VS-03_ethnocentrism.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:53 — 16.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple … Continue reading

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Fall Appeal 2020 – Fire Next Time Edition

Over the past three years our annual Fall Appeal for support has been prefaced here in Sonoma County by destructive wildfires. 2020, sadly, is no exception. So far, this year has also brought the dire effects of seven months of … Continue reading

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Episode 2: Introduction to Mimetic Theory

This is a recording of a presentation by René Girard at the 2002 meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion held at Purdue University. https://storage.cornerstone-forum.org/VS-02_IntroMT.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:16:21 — 30.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts … Continue reading

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Episode 1: Friday Afternoon Stanford Seminar with René Girard – 2006

This recording was made in 2006 during one of the informal Friday afternoon seminars which professor René Girard and those interested in his work had been convening since the late 1980’s. The seminars were generally held every two weeks when … Continue reading

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Kiss the Devil – Lyrics

These are the lyrics from a song entitled “Kiss the Devil” written by the band The Eagles of Heavy Metal which was performing at the Bataclan in Paris at the time of the murderous attacks. Nothing better exemplifies the crisis … Continue reading

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