Tag Archives: René Girard

A Girard Christmas Card

It has been our joy in years past to share a short excerpt from the Hoover Institution’s ‘Uncommon Knowledge’ interview with René Girard and Peter Robinson. It is especially poignant this year. Requiescat in pace René Noël Théophile Girard, Joyeux … Continue reading

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“We have to radically change the way we think”

On Saturday November 14th, the day of René Girard’s funeral Cynthia Haven posted the following review of and excerpt from Girard’s last book, Battling to the End: René Girard on terrorism: “We have to radically change the way we think.” … Continue reading

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Dies Irae – Requiem René Girard

At the funeral of René Girard the Requiem Mass was a sung Gregorian Mass. The celebrant and homilist was Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv Fr. Nahoe has kindly provided the text of his homily and permitted its distribution thanks to … Continue reading

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Paris: Friday November 13, 2015

The funeral Mass for René Girard will be celebrated today. How tragically ironic that it is a day of grief and mourning in the city he so loved. As Paris reels from yet another eruption of the resurgence of “sacred … Continue reading

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René Girard: NY Times Obituary

That forthright religious stance may have cost him status in university circles, said Robert Pogue Harrison, a professor of literature at Stanford. “No doubt it was an obstacle,” he said. “He believed in Christian truth, which isn’t going to find … Continue reading

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Bishop Robert Barron: René Girard – Church Father

There are some thinkers that offer intriguing ideas and proposals, and there is a tiny handful of thinkers that manage to shake your world. Girard was in this second camp. – Bishop Robert Barron

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Peter Robinson remembers René Girard

My friend Peter Robinson has written a beautiful tribute to René Girard.

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René Girard – requiescat in pace

René Girard, an inspiration and an affectionate friend, passed from this life at 2:30 this morning. My heart is filled with gratitude for his warmth and wisdom.

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Scapegoats and the crisis of distinctions

While many people cite René Girard’s mimetic theory in order to champion the cause of scapegoats — real ones as well as imposters — very few today note Girard’s dire warnings about what he called “the crisis of undifferentiation” — … Continue reading

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