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164 pages
9 x 6 inches
James Clarke & Co
Hardback (March 2020)
ISBN-13 9780227177082
ISBN-10 0227177088
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Religious Studies
Towards Reconciliation
Understanding Violence and the sacred after René Girard
by Paul Gifford
Why do humans sacralise the causes for which they fight? Who will decipher for us the enigma of 'sacred violence'?

Paul Gifford shows that the culture theorist and fundamental anthropologist
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   about the author

Paul Gifford is Buchanan Professor Emeritus of the University of St Andrews, where for ten years he directed the University's Institute of Cultural Identity Studies. He worked with René Girard as Invited show more
   table of contents


1. What Is 'Sacred Violence'?
2. Violent Origins, Origins of Violence
3. Girardian 'Founding Murder'
4. Violence, the Archaic Sacred and Judaeo-Christian Revelation

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"Informal in tone and remarkably accessible, this book makes a compelling case that the reconciliatory potential of Christian faith can't be realized without a theory of scapegoating. Masterfully presenting show more
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