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When These Things Begin: Conversations With Michel Treguer
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Publisher Michigan State Univ Pr
Publication date January 1, 2014
Pages 140
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611861105
ISBN-10 1611861101
Dimensions 0.25 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.46 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
Other format details university press
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In this lively series of conversations with writer Michel Treguer, René Girard revisits the major concepts of mimetic theory and explores science, democracy, and the nature of God and freedom. Girard affirms that “our unprecedented present is incomprehensible without Christianity.” Globalization has unified the world, yet civil war and terrorism persist despite free trade and economic growth. Because of mimetic desire and the rivalry it generates, asserts Girard, “whether we’re talking about marriage, friendship, professional relationships, issues with neighbors or matters of national unity, human relations are always under threat.” Literary masters including Marivaux, Dostoevsky, and Joyce understood this, as did archaic religion, which warded off violence with blood sacrifice. Christianity brought a new understanding of sacrifice, giving rise not only to modern rationality and science but also to a fragile system that is, in Girard’s words, “always teetering between a new golden age and a destructive apocalypse.” Treguer, a skeptic of mimetic theory, wonders: “Is what he’s telling me true...or is it just a nice story, a way of looking at things?” In response, Girard makes a compelling case for his theory.


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With Rene Girard | from Michigan State Univ Pr (January 1, 2014)
9781611861105 | details & prices | 140 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $19.95
About: In this lively series of conversations with writer Michel Treguer, René Girard revisits the major concepts of mimetic theory and explores science, democracy, and the nature of God and freedom.

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