Apocalypse Deferred: Girard and Japan by Jeremiah L. Alberg PDF

By Jeremiah L. Alberg

ISBN-10: 0268100160

ISBN-13: 9780268100162

the idea of René Girard on violence, sacrifice, and mimetic idea has exerted a robust effect on eastern students in addition to all over the world. during this selection of essays, originating from a Tokyo convention on violence and faith, students name on Girardian rules to deal with apocalyptic occasions that experience marked Japan's fresh background in addition to different features of, basically, eastern literature and tradition. Girard's theological thought of apocalypse resonates strongly with these grappling with the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in addition to occasions similar to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. In its concentrate on Girard and devastating violence, the participants elevate problems with promise and peril for us all.

The essays partially I of the quantity are essentially rooted within the occasions of worldwide struggle II. The individuals hire mimetic thought to answer using nuclear guns and the specter of absolute destruction. Essays partially II disguise quite a lot of themes in jap cultural background from the perspective of mimetic idea, starting from vintage and glossy eastern literature to anime. Essays partly III tackle theological questions and mimetic thought, specifically from a Judeo-Christian point of view.

Contributors: Jeremiah L. Alberg, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Yoko Irie Fayolle, Eric Gans, Sandor Goodhart, Shoichiro Iwakari, Mizuho Kawasaki, Kunio Nakahata, Andreas Oberprantacher, Mery Rodriguez, Thomas Ryba, Richard Schenk, OP, Roberto Solarte, Matthew Taylor, and Anthony D. Traylor.

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