My two recent books have referenced René Girard’s Mimetic theory. If you want to learn more about this theory, and why it is so important for understanding life, Scripture, and ourselves, below is a video I recorded about all of this last year.
The video is an hour long, so grab a drink and a bowl of popcorn.
And yes, my video recording and editing ability is almost Hollywood quality. But at least you can see what I look like and where I do all my writing and podcast recording…
I mention some of the information from this video in the following two books:
Also, if you listen to my One Verse Podcast, you might have noticed that some of these themes came up as I worked through Genesis 2-4.
And if you want to read more about this theory, I recommend you start with the following:
- Saved from Sacrifice by S. Mark Heim
- Violence Unveiled by Gil Bailie
- Reading the Bible with Rene Girard, edited by Michael Hardin
Questions? Comments? Let me know!
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Jared Gustafson says
right on man! thanks!
Nizam Khan says
I would love to have a transcript. Thanks.
Jeremy Myers says
I will get one made and put it up. Hopefully in a month or two…
Richard Kidd says
Mark Plumpton says
Great stuff Jeremy – really enjoyed that and good to see you in the person too. You made me laugh in the 38th minute!
I think I would call the 5 words discussed as the Theory of Almost Everything – unless of course the ‘6th word’ forgiveness is included as the way out of violence. I would also add a 7th word ‘love’ (or humility or ‘do unto other as you would have them do to you’) as the way out of rivalry. Rivalry doesn’t need to continue if one person is prepared to be mature, negotiate and even give in.
Jeremy Myers says
Yes! A tiny bit of humor here and there. Yes, forgiveness would be the sixth word. I like that!
Dan Robb says
Thanks for the video Jeremy. Much appreciated. It will help me in my bible study.