Tag Archives: René Girard

Paradox

In the Gospel reading for Monday of the Second week of Advent Jesus heals a paralytic who has been lowered down through the ceiling of the crowded room where Our Lord has been teaching. It is a well-known story. Luke … Continue reading

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René Girard circa 1962 – A Student’s Perspective

The Imitatio website has recently posted a fascinating window into the classroom of then Johns Hopkins University professor René Girard who was offering a class on “The French Novel of the 19th and 20th Centuries”. In the second semester of … Continue reading

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René Girard Via First Things

The journal First Things has recently featured on its website a short essay by Peter J. Leithart entitled ‘Clashing Victimocracies!’  The author explores the privileged and problematic position of the ‘victim’ in current social and political debate. In doing so … Continue reading

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New Items from the Archives & Notes on a New Perspective

When Gil Bailie first encountered the work of René Girard in the mid-1980s he had for years been hosting weekly gatherings for discussion of classics from the Western literary and spiritual tradition. These discussions became over time more in the … Continue reading

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Read All About It! – Spring Newsletter

Free complimentary downloadable MP3 audio – Part 8 of Gil Bailie’s Reflections on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans WE wish a glorious Easter season to all! – As a special Easter gift to those visiting us here we are … Continue reading

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Big Data & Human Sacrifice

The following comes from an article posted on The Atlantic magazine website: In 1598, a European miner working in the Bolivian highlands stumbled across a 10-year-old Andean girl who was still alive, despite having been walled up inside a funerary … Continue reading

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Message in a bottle….

Ten years ago Gil Bailie spent time reading University of Pennsylvania scholar Philip Rieff’s works with the following results… To Whom It May Concern: [To European culture today — while it can still be spoken of in the singular — … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Cornerstone Forum….

We send out a newsletter to our email list 3 or 4 times a year including our annual Fall Appeal. Our Spring 2017 Newsletter is being sent out today. A link to the latest on what is happening at the … Continue reading

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A Lenten Reflection – The Multiplication Table

The website The Catholic Thing has published a Lenten reflection by Gil Bailie entitled, The Multiplication Table. It is a classic piece of Gil’s work. I especially appreciate the play of the title and the text. ‘Multiplication table’ is not … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago….

August 27, 2006 marked the beginning of The Cornerstone Forum’s foray into what was then already a large and growing online “weblog” phenomenon with the launch of Reflections on Faith and Culture. In 2006 Facebook was mostly a feature of … Continue reading

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