Tag Archives: René Girard

Theater of War

We still speak of the “theater of war” even though all but the last vestiges of what our ancestors and forebearers instinctively enacted on the battlefield – the ritual of warfare – have all but disappeared, resulting in a nihilistic … Continue reading

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Re-Digging Abraham’s well – Breaking Ground

“Isaac reopened the wells dug by the servants of his father Abraham and blocked up by the Philistines after Abraham’s death, and he gave them the same names as his father had given them” (Gen. 26:18). For years, The Cornerstone … Continue reading

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Resurfacing – breaking the silence

Our absence from the weblog for the past month has been a result of the vicissitudes of aging as well as the yearend busyness on the backend here at The Cornerstone Forum office. Chores, these days, seem to take longer … Continue reading

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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 8: Revenge

This is an address given by René Girard at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University in 1993.

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Violence & the Sacred 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.

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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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