Essays on René Girard
By Mark I. Wallace and Theophus H. Smith, editors
Contributors: Gil Baile, B. Robert Bater, Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly, Robert W. Hough, Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Stuart Lasine, Charles Mabee, Edward McMahon, Charles D. Orzech, William Schweiker, Christine Shea, Theophus H. Smith, Tod D. Swanson, Mark I. Wallace, and James G. Williams.
René Girard argues that the fundamental unity of all culture and religion lies in the interaction between desire and violence. In Curing Violence, leading scholars address the implications of Girard's insights for understanding religion, offering insights into the provocative work of René Girard, and asking whether religion is a cause of or a cure for social violence. They argue that the Bible presents a "God of Victims" who stands, along with the Hebrew prophets and Jesus, in nonviolent opposition to the systematic destruction of the innocent.