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

By Jeremiah L. Alberg

ISBN-10: 0268100160

ISBN-13: 9780268100162

the concept of René Girard on violence, sacrifice, and mimetic thought has exerted a powerful effect on eastern students in addition to world wide. during this number of essays, originating from a Tokyo convention on violence and faith, students name on Girardian principles to handle apocalyptic occasions that experience marked Japan's contemporary background in addition to different facets of, basically, jap literature and tradition. Girard's theological inspiration of apocalypse resonates strongly with these grappling with the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in addition to occasions equivalent to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. In its concentrate on Girard and devastating violence, the participants bring up problems with promise and peril for us all.

The essays partially I of the quantity are essentially rooted within the occasions of worldwide conflict II. The members hire mimetic conception to reply to using nuclear guns and the specter of absolute destruction. Essays partly II disguise a variety of issues in eastern cultural historical past from the perspective of mimetic concept, starting from vintage and smooth jap literature to anime. Essays partially III deal with theological questions and mimetic conception, in particular from a Judeo-Christian viewpoint.

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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