The Girard Reader. Rene Girard, James G. Williams.

The Girard Reader

New York: Crossroad Herder, 1996.

Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xii, 310pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in black paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Gentle bumps to corners and to head and tail of spine. Previous owner's stamp to front free endpaper. Very occasional inked notation to pages. Binding is sound.

Rene Girard, the author of groundbreaking scholarly books such as Violence and the Sacred and Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World, has long been an intellectual cause celebre in Europe. Although he has studied and taught in the United States since the 1940s, he is now -- in his 70's -- finding his lifework praised and taught in academic and religious circles throughout the country.The Girard Reader brings that work to a broader audience. It includes major excerpts from Girard's books and articles which cover all aspects of his theories on violence, religion, and culture. These views cut across theology, biblical studies, anthropology, psychology, and literature. The book concludes with a conversation between Rene Girard and editor James G. Williams that brings new focus to his Christian vision and breathtaking ouevre.(Publisher). Good + / very good. Item #9273
ISBN: 0824516095

Price: $30.00