One of our reconciliation events sadly unable to take place during March due to the lockdown was a dialogue between author Professor Paul Gifford and Revd Greg Bartlem, part of a series aimed at promoting the legacy of Girard’s thought as set out in Professor Gifford’s new book, Towards Reconciliation: Understanding Violence and the sacred after René Girard. We’re pleased however to share videos here of the discussion that would have taken place, and a later discussion with Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, in conversation with Paul Gifford on the theme of René Girard’s reception among theologians.

Watch the shorter video of the Dr Rowan Williams discussion, explaining the extremely creative current phase of dialogue around René Girard – for anybody with a curiosity around the intersection between religion and culture. Or, watch the  full story – suitable for amateurs of ideas and confirmed theologians.

Full Dialogue – Rowan Williams and Paul Gifford: https://youtu.be/tBeBHvZ13Gs
Short Dialogue — Rowan Williams and Paul Gifford: https://youtu.be/Bu6-wAKaCDE

A glossary of names, references and foreign expressions will help more broadly and can be found on the James Clarke WordPress Blog.

For those who missed the first dialogues on René Girard’s searching and novel approach to the Passion of Christ, planned to be at Coventry Cathedral just before Holy Week with author Paul Gifford and interlocutor Revd Greg Bartlem, Vicar of St Peters, Wellesbourne, you can watch the dialogues here:

Part 1 – Paul Gifford and Revd. Greg Bartlem: https://youtu.be/oBUZlq3xf38
Part 2 – Paul Gifford and Revd. Greg Bartlem: https://youtu.be/_JnkER1dgos
Part 3 – Paul Gifford and Revd. Greg Bartlem: https://youtu.be/YuyldRKyZOQ

Buy the Book: https://www.jamesclarke.co/title/towards-reconciliation (release date 24/9/20)

 

Filmed dialogues around “Towards Reconciliation: Understanding Violence and the sacred after René Girard”
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