This essay argues that René Girard's mimetic theory can help scholars better to understand the context wherein Islam first saw the light, some of its rites (in particular the norms regulating sacrifice, pilgrimage and jihad), as well as the whole theme of difference in the Qur'anic discourse. According to this hypothesis, Islam could be understood, from a Christian perspective, as a partial return to the sacrificial order, which delays the outburst of violence, unmasked, once and for all, by the Paschal event.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||The Whole is Greater Than Its Parts. Encountering the Interreligious and Ecumenical Other in the Age of Pope Francis|
|Numero di pagine||24|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2020|
- Mimetic Theory
- Origin of Islam
- René Girard