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René Girard, gone.

There will never be another one like Rene Girard, although many shall try to mirror him. His soul escaped this


Girard on the Mythical Mimetic Gospels

Peter spectacularly illustrates this mimetic contagion. When surrounded by people hostile to Jesus, he imitates their hostility. He obeys the


(Anthropological) Mimesis, Competition, #Newtown, and the Media

just a few thoughts. this is not an academic paper. just a series of thoughts that i may explore later. 


Lebanon and Mimesis

Mimesis – literary tools and anthropological madness. Anyway, I’m going to post mimesis-related posts from time to time. Some for


Rene Girard: Is Christianity a Myth?

French anthropologist Rene Girard (“The Scapegoat,” mimetic theory) discusses Frazer’s “Golden Bough” and the Christ Myth theory. Wow…


What would Rene Girard say about the current slate of pro-Confederate movies?

He’d most likely say it cathartic. John Carter of Mars Firefly Even a recent episode of South Park which compared the


Review: Mimesis and Science: Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion

Anyone who thinks that mimesis is merely a tool of literary criticism has missed more than several decades of research


The role of Mimesis in history is the cause of all human achievement?

Scott Garrels writes of Girard’s conclusions, “He further concluded not only that imitation was essentially human, but that it was