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Kirwan, Michael (2009) Girard, Religion, Violence and Martyrdom. In: Clarke, Peter, (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 910-924. [Book section]

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    An exploration of Rene Girard's understanding of violence, religion and culture as it sheds light on the phenomenon of martyrdom, especially in a post 9/11 context; the article offers an overview of Girard's theory and an aetiology of the martyrdom ideal in the three Abrahamic faith traditions.

    Item Type: Book section
    Keywords: Rene Girard, violence, martyrdom, Christianity, Judaism, Islam
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Dr Michael Kirwan
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 14:57
    Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 15:00
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/459

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