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A Feminist Critique and Appropriation of Mimetic Theory

The move from mimetic theory to mimetic theology is an ongoing effort which involves the appropriation of the insights of mimetic theory as the hermeneutical lens through which to read the bible and other theological sources.[1] Mimetic theology is thus … Continue reading

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Doran on Lonergan and Girard

Robert Doran, “The Nonviolent Cross: Lonergan and Girard on Redemption,” Theological Studies 71 (2010): 46–61. Doran correlates Lonergan’s Law of the Cross with Girard’s anthropological insights, arguing that Girard’s mimetic theory provides the psychic, although not the spiritual, data corresponding … Continue reading

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Summarizing Mimetic Anthropology

This summary (taken straight from my draft term paper) provides some background on the mimetic approach to theological anthropology and the atonement from which I frequently tend to work. It is based on the work of Rene Girard and of … Continue reading

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Talent and Economics

This past weekend, our first reading was a passage from the book of Proverbs on the value of a good, talented, diligent wife. I listened to that reading and wondered what gospel passage it could possibly be pointing to. I … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Glamor of Evil

We were blessed this weekend by a first reading from a portion of Sirach (Sir 27:30-28:7) that begins this way: Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight. The vengeful will suffer the LORD’s vengeance, for … Continue reading

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