Violence and the Sacred (Paperback)

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By René Girard, Patrick Gregory (Translator)
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Violence and the Sacred is Ren Girard's landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801822186
ISBN-10: 0801822181
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1979
Pages: 352
Language: English