René Girard and Raymund Schwager: Correspondence 1974-1991 by Scott Cowdell,Joel Hodge,Chris Fleming,Mathias

By Scott Cowdell,Joel Hodge,Chris Fleming,Mathias Moosbrugger,Sheelah Treflé Hidden

the intense and ground-breaking mimetic concept of the French-American theorist René Girard (1923-2015)has won wide-ranging reputation, but its improvement has obtained much less awareness. This quantity provides the real correspondence-conducted in French and as but unpublished, not to mention translated into English-between Girard and his significant theological interlocutor Raymund Schwager SJ (1935-2004). It provides the private dating among nice thinkers that ended in the advance of an important break-through within the humanities. specifically it unearths the theological improvement of Girard's concept in discussion with Schwager, who used to be involved to help Girard in parts the place he had little services and had encountered significant feedback, comparable to the theological program of sacrifice. those matters specifically had put significant limitations to Girard's recognition in theological circles. those letters demonstrate how Girard, with Schwager's support, entered the mainstream of theological debate.

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