Every once and a while I mention Girard on a Sunday and people have been intrigued. So here is a new series introducing the ideas of Girard and eventually my theological takes on Girard.
Part 2: Ritual Sacrifice
In part 2 we're talking about sacrificial violence and how Christianity breaks the religious mould. All religions are built to systematize the scapegoat mechanism. All religions display the generative scapegoat mechanism's ability to contain our violence. Only Christianity exposes and ultimately undermines sacrifice's power though.