Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origin of Culture (Paperback)
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Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origin of Culture (Paperback)

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Rene Girard is one of the most divisive and striking intellectuals of the 20th century. Over the past forty years, his work has continued to exert an influence across literary theory, philosophy and the social sciences. Echoing the format of his early works, Evolution and Conversion brings Girard into dialogue with two sympathetic interviewers and allows him to speak candidly about the major tenets of his life and thought. Hailed by Michel Serres as "the Charles Darwin" of human sciences, Girard is in fact one of the few thinkers who has given full consideration to an evolutionary perspective to explain the emergence of culture and institutions. Evolution and Conversion draws out not only this aspect of his thought but also emphasises the centrality of religion to his work. Girard's reflection on the relationship between violence and religion is both original and persuasive and, given the urgency of this issue in our contemporary world, in need of a reappraisal.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567032522
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Mention in International Review of Biblical Studies, vol. 54:2007/08
'Girard is now well known for his multidisciplinary writings on religion and violence ... This book develops and reassesses ideas set out thirty years ago.' Theological Book Review, Volume 20, No 2, 2008
"For those who want a lively, general introduction to the thought of this seminal religious thinker [Rene Girard], Evolution and Conversion is a book not to be missed." - Theology
Review in Church Times.
Reviewed by Michael McGhee, Theological Book Review Vol.19 No.1 2007

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