The Study of Evil and Violence Without Girard

Authors

  • David Frankfurter Boston University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v45i3-4.31354

Keywords:

Girard, violence, ritual

Abstract

A critique of the usefulness of Girard for the study of religious violence and the demonization of the Other

Author Biography

David Frankfurter, Boston University

Professor of Religion and Aurelio Chair in the Appreciation of Scripture, Boston University

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Published

2016-10-27

How to Cite

Frankfurter, D. (2016). The Study of Evil and Violence Without Girard. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 45(3-4), 17–21. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v45i3-4.31354

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