René Girard and Raymund Schwager: Correspondence 1974-1991 by Scott CowdellRené Girard and Raymund Schwager: Correspondence 1974-1991 by Scott Cowdell

René Girard and Raymund Schwager: Correspondence 1974-1991

EditorScott Cowdell, Joel Hodge, Chris Fleming

Hardcover | October 6, 2016

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The brilliant and ground-breaking mimetic theory of the French-American theorist Ren¿ Girard (1923-2015)has gained wide-ranging recognition, yet its development has received less attention. This volume presents the important correspondence-conducted in French and as yet unpublished, let alone translated into English-between Girard and his major theological interlocutor Raymund Schwager SJ (1935-2004). It presents the personal relationship between two great thinkers that led to the development of a significant break-through in the humanities. In particular it reveals the theological development of Girard's thought in dialogue with Schwager, who was concerned to assist Girard in areas where he had little expertise and had encountered major criticism, such as the theological application of sacrifice. These issues in particular had placed major barriers to Girard's acceptance in theological circles. These letters reveal how Girard, with Schwager's help, entered the mainstream of theological debate.
Scott Cowdell is Associate Professor and Research Fellow in Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University, Australia, Canon Theologian of the Canberra-Goulburn Anglican Diocese, and Founding President of the Australian Girard Seminar. Chris Fleming is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Wes...
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Title:René Girard and Raymund Schwager: Correspondence 1974-1991Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 6, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501320475

ISBN - 13:9781501320477

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Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction Beautiful Minds in Dialogue Karin Peter and Nikolaus Wandinger Notes on the English Translation The Girard-Schwager Correspondence, 1974-1991 List of Publications Cited in the Correspondence List of Who's Who in the Correspondence Index

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The edited and translated correspondence between Ren¿ Girard and Raymund Schwager is a great gift to those engaged in the study of violence and religion-specifically relating to mimetic theory . Several points in this book are of particular significance: the helpful timeline provided by the editors, the translator notes, and the themes discussed by the two correspondents . [T]he editors and translators clearly viewed their work as a labor of love-and it shows.