Tag Archives: René Girard

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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