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By Jeremiah L. Alberg

the idea of René Girard on violence, sacrifice, and mimetic thought has exerted a powerful effect on jap students in addition to all over the world. during this number of essays, originating from a Tokyo convention on violence and faith, students name on Girardian rules to handle apocalyptic occasions that experience marked Japan's fresh historical past in addition to different facets of, basically, jap literature and tradition. Girard's theological idea of apocalypse resonates strongly with these grappling with the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in addition to occasions similar to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. In its specialise in Girard and devastating violence, the participants elevate problems with promise and peril for us all.

The essays partially I of the quantity are essentially rooted within the occasions of global conflict II. The members hire mimetic thought to answer using nuclear guns and the specter of absolute destruction. Essays partially II disguise a variety of subject matters in eastern cultural heritage from the point of view of mimetic conception, starting from vintage and glossy eastern literature to anime. Essays partly III tackle theological questions and mimetic thought, specifically from a Judeo-Christian point of view.

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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