Friday, July 17, 2009

There's been a good bit of René Girard discussion of late whose ideas are well reflected, it seems to me, in Scott Anderson's apocalyptic paintings (which I've discussed before). I tried to link to one in particular in the comments here, but it didn't come through, so voilà .

Joe Carter has provided a good primer for those new to Girard. The best way I can describe him is that he has somehow cast traditional Christian doctrine in a way that enables him to be assigned and discussed in a critical theory seminar without compunction - which is no small feat.