P 146 Imitation and Scapegoats: Pastoral Insights from the Work of René Girard (2016)


The work of René Girard has had far-reaching influences on a host of academic fields, from literary criticism, sociology and philosophy to biblical hermeneutics and theology.

This illuminating study examines a number of Girard’s key ideas—from ‘mimesis’ or learning through imitation, to the creation of scapegoats and treatment of victims—and teases out biblical reflections and insights for everyday pastoral work.

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Author: Simon J Taylor

Simon J Taylor has been a university lecturer and a parish priest. His doctoral thesis was on the work of René Girard. He is the author of ‘How to Read the Bible (without switching off your Brain)’ (SPCK, 2015).

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