By Jeremiah L. Alberg

ISBN-10: 0268100160

ISBN-13: 9780268100162

the idea of René Girard on violence, sacrifice, and mimetic idea has exerted a powerful impact on eastern students in addition to around the globe. during this selection of essays, originating from a Tokyo convention on violence and faith, students name on Girardian rules to deal with apocalyptic occasions that experience marked Japan's fresh heritage in addition to different features of, essentially, jap literature and tradition. Girard's theological proposal of apocalypse resonates strongly with these grappling with the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in addition to occasions corresponding to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. In its specialize in Girard and devastating violence, the members elevate problems with promise and peril for us all.

The essays partly I of the quantity are essentially rooted within the occasions of worldwide struggle II. The members hire mimetic idea to reply to using nuclear guns and the specter of absolute destruction. Essays partially II disguise a variety of themes in jap cultural background from the point of view of mimetic thought, starting from vintage and smooth eastern literature to anime. Essays partially III tackle theological questions and mimetic idea, particularly from a Judeo-Christian point of view.

Contributors: Jeremiah L. Alberg, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Yoko Irie Fayolle, Eric Gans, Sandor Goodhart, Shoichiro Iwakari, Mizuho Kawasaki, Kunio Nakahata, Andreas Oberprantacher, Mery Rodriguez, Thomas Ryba, Richard Schenk, OP, Roberto Solarte, Matthew Taylor, and Anthony D. Traylor.

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