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  Therapy: No Creature Stands Alone before God

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 presents a reading of David Lodge's novel Therapy (1995) in light of Balthasar's Theo‐logic. Lodge does well to illustrate that the erasure of God that preoccupies postmodern consciousness ... More


Kierkegaard and Girard

Charles K. Bellinger

in The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134988
eISBN:
9780199833986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134982.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Rene Girard's concept that human psychology begins with a sense of lack or personal deficiency is compared with Kierkegaard's notion of the incompleteness of the self. Mimetic desire, as it is ... More


From Slaughtered Lambs to Dedicated Lives: Sacrifice as Value-Bestowal

Jessica Frazier

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter offers a critical assessment of René Girard's theory of sacrifice. It is not always recognized that Girard's influential theory of sacrifice is based on a specific anthropology. Its ... More


Companions and Brothers

Sarah Kay

in The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

It can be observed that certain horizontal ties such as friendship, brotherhood, and companionship are formed between characters – junior men – who belong to the same age group and share the same ... More


The Modalities of Desire in Mimetic Rivalry: Sin, Sign, and Symbol

Edward Weisband

in The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677886
eISBN:
9780190677916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677886.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses the modes of perpetrator performative transgression by distinguishing between torture, torment, and agony as outcomes desired by perpetrators that represent different kinds of ... More


Market Objectivity

André Orléan

in The Empire of Value: A New Foundation for Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262026970
eISBN:
9780262323901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026970.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Neoclassical theory proceeds from an analysis of individual preferences, a set of objective facts about which economics has nothing to say. From this arises the doctrine of the utilitarian ... More


In Waiting

Markus Krajewski

in The Server: A Media History from the Present to the Baroque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300180817
eISBN:
9780300186802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180817.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explains the figure of the servant in literature. The focus here is on the eighteenth century, via a close reading of Miss Sara Sampson. Paying close attention to Goethe's long list of ... More


Miyazaki Hayao’s Spirited Away, or, the Adventure of the Obliques

Michael Lucken

in Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172929
eISBN:
9780231540544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.003.0011
Subject:
Art, Art History

Spirited away by Miyazaki Hayao


Sacrifice and the Inner Organs of the Cold-War Citizen

Adam Piette

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The cold war as a historical continuum within the citizen imagination existed as a set of internalized mechanisms for the imperilling and domination of the subject. This transpires in some of the ... More


Fatal Attraction

Nelly Furman

in Georges Bizet's Carmen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190059149
eISBN:
9780190059187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059149.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Simply summarized the plot of Georges Bizet’s Carmen is that of a crime of passion. This banal plot does not by itself account for the extraordinary international success of the story in different ... More


Screen Woman

Nelly Furman

in Georges Bizet's Carmen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190059149
eISBN:
9780190059187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059149.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The international appeal of the story of Carmen on the silver screen has been phenomenal. The story has spawned nearly eighty films by some of the world’s most celebrated directors. In the early days ... More


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