Apocalypse Deferred: Girard And Japan by Jeremiah L. AlbergApocalypse Deferred: Girard And Japan by Jeremiah L. Alberg

Apocalypse Deferred: Girard And Japan

EditorJeremiah L. Alberg

Hardcover | June 15, 2017

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The essays in Part I of Apocalypse Deferred are primarily rooted in the events of World War II. The contributors employ mimetic theory to respond to the use of nuclear weapons and the threat of absolute destruction. Essays in Part II cover a wide range of topics in Japanese cultural history from the viewpoint of mimetic theory, ranging from classic and modern Japanese literature to anime. Essays in Part III address theological questions and mimetic theory, especially from a Judeo-Christian perspective.
Jeremiah L. Alberg is professor of philosophy and religion at International Christian University, Tokyo. He is the author of a number of books, including Beneath the Veil of the Strange Verses: Reading Scandalous Texts.
Title:Apocalypse Deferred: Girard And JapanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:June 15, 2017Publisher:University of Notre Dame PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0268100160

ISBN - 13:9780268100162


Editorial Reviews

"Rather than a compendium of essays, this book comprises an entire curriculum for rethinking our understanding of religion and scientific rationality and everything in between, including and especially the looming prospect of planetary catastrophe. Through the lens of  René Girard’s mimetic anthropology, the essays in this volume by scholars on both sides of the Pacific range from issues in geopolitics to folk customs, from biblical exegesis to Japanese film, anime, and manga. Abounding with stunning insights into the explanatory scope of Girard’s ideas, every contribution is cogently argued and abundantly researched. It delights the intellect, stretching its potential; it collectively provides an urgently needed epistemology for the role of violence in our globally challenging controversies." —?Andrew J.  McKenna, emeritus professor of French, Loyola University Chicago