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[Girard's] methods of extrapolating to find cultural history behind myths, and of reading hidden verification through silence, are worthy enrichments of the critic's arsenal.(John Yoder Religion and Literature)
Girard is a little hard to follow since his first language is French and he tends to construct his sentences on French grammar rules. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul Moore
Rene Girard's treatise on the process of scapegoating is fascinating. He traces the roots of scapegoating to ancient human history. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert N Welnick
I liked that this book is comprehensive and thorough. It changed my theology and the way I view violence, religion, and mythology. Highly recommended.Published 16 months ago by Eric Fisk
This is a powerful book that gets at the core of violence in our society. There are many whacking at the branches of evil, but few chopping at the root. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amos Smith
As I continue to research and write about the violence of God in the Old Testament, a reader of my blog told me to read Girard. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeremy Myers - Writing at RedeemingGod