Brian McLaren & James Alison on Religion, Violence & Mimetic Theory

mclarenWhen Brian McLaren calls and says, “Tripp you gotta record this & share it.  I think James is gonna be gold.” then you do it.  This episode is a conversation between James Alison & Brian McLaren.  It took place as part of a Raven Foundation event that explored how the work of René Girard could transform our understanding of the Christian story, atonement, violence, politics and more.

Brian McLaren is podcast regular, activist, author, and emerging church pioneer.  James Alison is a jamesCatholic theologian, priest, and author who identifies as gay who developed Jesus the Forgiving Victim, a program of induction into the Christian faith for adults, following on from the insight into desire associated with René Girard.

[for an introductory conversation about mimetic thought and Girard read this]

*** If you enjoy all the Homebrewed Christianity Podcasts then consider sending us a donation via paypal. We got bandwidth to buy & audiological goodness to dispense. We will also get a percentage of your Amazon purchase through this link OR you can send us a few and get us a pint!***


Subscribe on iTunes Here!

Subscribe on iTunes!

Subscribe on iTunes Here!

Subscribe on iTunes

Subscribe on iTunes

Share
If you enjoy all the Homebrewed Christianity Podcasts then consider sending us a donation via paypal. We got bandwidth to buy & audiological goodness to dispense. We will also get a percentage of your Amazon purchase through this link OR you can send us a few and get us a pint!

4 comments
JimTM
JimTM

Hi, After listening to Brian and James I am no further forward in knowing why Jesus had to die at all, what was the point. I don't understand why Jesus had to subject himself to the violence of the cross to show us how much he loves us when he could have done it in so many other ways, e.g. by staying alive.  I also don't understand why the Father would allow it to happen.

philstyle
philstyle

nice. listening now. been waiting for this cast for some time.

Been a big fan of R.Girard since about 4 years ago. 

Achever Clausewitz is one of the best books I've ever read.

Jfpohl
Jfpohl

@trippfuller Podcast inspired me to read / read about Rene Girard this afternoon. Thanks. Helpful.

Trackbacks