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The BEST Girard Book to read for understanding his Mimetic theory
on April 15, 2014
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. So I bought most of his books and am working through them in the order in which they were written.
By far, this is the best and most lucid book from Girard. In it, he not only includes the best explanation of mimetic theory I have read so far, but he then ties in the accompanying themes of the scapegoat mechanism, how Satan casts out Satan through violence, and how Jesus reveals all this to the world through His ministry, life, death, and resurrection.
If you are wanting to understand mimetic theory, this is THE book to start with. You may not even want to read Girard's earlier works, as this book both summarizes and clarifies everything that Girard has been writing up to this book.