Violence and the Sacred

JHU Press, 1979 - 333 sider

Violence and the Sacred is René Girard's landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred.


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Hard to read. Impossible to forget. Reality changing. A whole new way to understand humanity. Everyone should read it and the world may change for the better. Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Girard's thesis is that violence is at the heart of the sacred, that violence belongs to all, and no one. Sacrifice restores order to society as the end of religious practice. This is an important and ... Læs hele anmeldelsen


Two The Sacrificial Crisis
Three Oedipus and the Surrogate Victim
Seven Freud and the Oedipus Complex
Eight Totem and Taboo and the Incest Prohibition
Nine LéviStrauss Structuralism and Marriage Laws
Ten The Gods the Dead the Sacred and Sacrificial
Eleven The Unity of All Rites

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Om forfatteren (1979)

René Girard is a Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford University. Two of his books, Deceit, Desire, and the Novel, which was also translated by Yvonne Freccero, and The Scapegoat, are available from Johns Hopkins University Press.

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