The Scapegoat

The Scapegoat

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By (author) Rene Girard, Translated by Yvonne Freccero

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  • Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 16mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1989
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0801839173
  • ISBN 13: 9780801839177
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 164,333

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"[Girard's] methods of extrapolating to find cultural history behind myths, and of reading hidden verification through silence, are worthy enrichments of the critic's arsenal."--John Yoder, 'Religion and Literature.'

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[Girard's] methods of extrapolating to find cultural history behind myths, and of reading hidden verification through silence, are worthy enrichments of the critic's arsenal. -- John Yoder Religion and Literature [Girard's] methods of extrapolating to find cultural history behind myths, and of reading hidden verification through silence, are worthy enrichments of the critic's arsenal. -- John Yoder Religion and Literature

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In 'The Scapegoat', the author audaciously turns to classical mythology, medieval narrative, and the New Testament to explore the scenes behind 'texts of persecution, ' documents that recount collective violence from the standpoint of the persecutor.