Tag Archives: mimetic theory

Violence & the Sacred Episode 10: Violence and Religion

A 2004 presentation by René Girard to the Stanford University Catholic Community.

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A Theater of Envy – René Girard & The Bard of Avon: an Albertus Magnus Institute podcast

It is always encouraging to find others who are working to make the work of René Girard better known. Of course, sometimes the initial excitement is dimmed by finding the approach to and interpretation of mimetic theory reflects the common … Continue reading

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In memorium:

As we approach the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 news outlets, internet pundits, and all manner of social media will likely be filled with retrospectives from every conceivable angle telling us the significance of the … Continue reading

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Violence & the Sacred Episode 9: Interview with René Girard 1997

This is an interview Gil Bailie made with René Girard recorded in Los Angeles in 1997.

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Violence & the Sacred 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.

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Violence & the Sacred 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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Violence & the Sacred 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.

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Mimetic Tangles

“If we project our own mimetic tangles upon society as a whole, the more entangled we are, the more rigid and tyrannical the social order will appear to us, even if, in reality, it is collapsing. To revolutionists of the … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 2: 2000 years and no new god

A presentation by Gil Bailie recorded in 2003 at the College of the Holy Cross – “The Anatomy of Evil” conference .

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Violence & the Sacred 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.

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