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Can we survive our origins? : readings in Rene Girard's theory of violence and the sacred / edited by Pierpaolo Antonello and Paul Gifford.

Contributor(s): Antonello, Pierpaolo [editor.] | Gifford, Paul [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture: Publisher: East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (389 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609174354; 1609174356; 9781628950359; 1628950358; 9781628960341; 1628960345.Subject(s): Violence -- Religious aspects | Sacred books -- History and criticism | Religions -- RelationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Can we survive our origins? : readings in Rene Girard's theory of violence and the sacred.DDC classification: 203.4 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Foreword / Rowan Williams; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. The Programming of Origins: Sacred Violence and Its Legacy; A Covenant among Beasts: Human and Chimpanzee Violence in Evolutionary Perspective / Paul Dumouchel; Liminal Crises: The Origins of Cultural Order, the Default Mechanisms of Survival, and the Pedagogy of the Sacrificial Victim / Pierpaolo Antonello; Victims, Sacred Violence, and Reconciliation: A Darwinian-Girardian Reading of Human Peril and Human Possibility / Harald Wydra.
Empire of Sacrifice: Violence and the Sacred in American Culture / Jon Pahl and James WellmanPart Two. Rebooting Evolutionary Survival: Is Christianity Crucial?; From Closed Societies to the Open Society: Parochial Altruism and Christian Universalism / Wolfgang Palaver; Girard, the Gospels, and the Symmetrical Inversion of the Founding Murder / Paul Gifford; Survival and Salvation: A Girardian Reading of Christian Hope in Evolutionary Perspective / Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly; Part Three. Violent Reciprocities and Peace-Making in the Contemporary World.
Northern Ireland: Breaking the Inheritance of Conflict and Violence / Duncan MorrowCommunities of Contrast: Modeling Reconciliation in Northern Ireland / Derick Wilson; Responses to Morrow and Wilson; Girardian Reflections on Israel and Palestine / Mel Konner; South Africa: Positive Mimesis and the Turn toward Peace / Leon Marincowitz; Peace-Making in Practice and Theory: An Encounter with Ren©♭ Girard / Scott Atran; Part Four. Between Progress and Abyss: Our Modernity; Nuclear Apocalypse: The Balance of Terror and Girardian "Misrecognition" / Jean-Pierre Dupuy; Responses to Jean-Pierre Dupuy.
The "Intermediary" Case / Margo Boenig-LiptsinMisrecognition of "Misrecognition" / Paul Dumouchel; Survival without Salvation? / Paul Gifford; Girard, Climate Change, and Apocalypse / Michael Northcott; A New Heaven and a New Earth: Apocalypticism and Its Alternatives / Michael Kirwan; About the Authors; Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Foreword / Rowan Williams; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. The Programming of Origins: Sacred Violence and Its Legacy; A Covenant among Beasts: Human and Chimpanzee Violence in Evolutionary Perspective / Paul Dumouchel; Liminal Crises: The Origins of Cultural Order, the Default Mechanisms of Survival, and the Pedagogy of the Sacrificial Victim / Pierpaolo Antonello; Victims, Sacred Violence, and Reconciliation: A Darwinian-Girardian Reading of Human Peril and Human Possibility / Harald Wydra.

Empire of Sacrifice: Violence and the Sacred in American Culture / Jon Pahl and James WellmanPart Two. Rebooting Evolutionary Survival: Is Christianity Crucial?; From Closed Societies to the Open Society: Parochial Altruism and Christian Universalism / Wolfgang Palaver; Girard, the Gospels, and the Symmetrical Inversion of the Founding Murder / Paul Gifford; Survival and Salvation: A Girardian Reading of Christian Hope in Evolutionary Perspective / Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly; Part Three. Violent Reciprocities and Peace-Making in the Contemporary World.

Northern Ireland: Breaking the Inheritance of Conflict and Violence / Duncan MorrowCommunities of Contrast: Modeling Reconciliation in Northern Ireland / Derick Wilson; Responses to Morrow and Wilson; Girardian Reflections on Israel and Palestine / Mel Konner; South Africa: Positive Mimesis and the Turn toward Peace / Leon Marincowitz; Peace-Making in Practice and Theory: An Encounter with Ren©♭ Girard / Scott Atran; Part Four. Between Progress and Abyss: Our Modernity; Nuclear Apocalypse: The Balance of Terror and Girardian "Misrecognition" / Jean-Pierre Dupuy; Responses to Jean-Pierre Dupuy.

The "Intermediary" Case / Margo Boenig-LiptsinMisrecognition of "Misrecognition" / Paul Dumouchel; Survival without Salvation? / Paul Gifford; Girard, Climate Change, and Apocalypse / Michael Northcott; A New Heaven and a New Earth: Apocalypticism and Its Alternatives / Michael Kirwan; About the Authors; Index.

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Pierpaolo Antonello is Reader in modern Italian literature and culture at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College. With René Girard and João Cezar de Castro Rocha he coauthored Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture, and he is a member of the Research and Publications committees of Imitatio.<br> Paul Gifford is Buchanan Professor of French emeritus at the University of St Andrews, where he also was Departmental Chair for seven years and directed the Institute of European Cultural Identity Studies for ten years. He is a member of the French National Center for Scientific Research and former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University.

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