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René Girard: The Anthropology of the Cross as Alternative to Post-Modern Literary Criticism

This is definitely worthwhile reading! An excerpt: It is sometimes said that the post-modern age is the post-Holocaust age -- the age of humanity trying to comprehend the horrific depths of its own violence. Or is it? The post-modern age is also one that might be said to have become preoccupied with texts -- to the point of analyzing them down to the letters, the signs, of which they are constituted. If we can no…

Cruciform anthropology: an introduction to the thought of René Girard

This was written by Simon J. Taylor, and is so helpful in understanding René Girard. An excerpt: What difference does it make to human society that Jesus was crucified? This is, I think, the fundamental question that René Girard addresses in what he has called ‘the anthropology of the cross’. Girard’s work on anthropology, literature and psychology ends up at the foot of the cross. The cross is, for Girard, the defining moment of human…

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