Girard Violence and the Sacred

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Violence and the Sacred

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This brilliant study of good and evil examines the presence of ritual violence in sacred ceremony.

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"His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy." -- Victor Brombert, Chronicle of Higher Education "His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy." -- Victor Brombert, Chronicle of Higher Education

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René Girard (1923-) was Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford Unviersity from 1981 until his retirement in 1995.

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