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Williams, James G. 1936-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 4,501 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Sayings  Encyclopedias  Periodicals  Christian fiction  Fiction  History  Commentaries  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PG3328.Z6, 220.6
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Most widely held works by James G Williams
Resurrection from the underground : Feodor Dostoevsky by René Girard( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most original thinkers of our time - Rene Girard - looks at one of the greatest novelists of all time - Feodor Dostoevsky - and draws new insights for the ages. Timeless themes of despair, hope and love take on new meaning when seen through the lens of the great Russian novelist and focused on our times. Although Rene Girard has lived in the United States for most of his life, this seminal work was first published in France fifteen years ago and is now available in English for the first time. It makes an important contribution to both literary and religious studies
The Bible, violence, and the sacred : liberation from the myth of sanctioned violence by James G Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents the first comprehensive application to the whole Bible of Rene Girard's theories on violence, civilization, and religion
The Girard reader by René Girard( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girard's books and articles which cover all aspects of his theories on violence, religion, and culture. These views cut across theology, biblical studies, anthropology, psychology, and literature. The book concludes with a conversation with Rene Girard and editor James G. Williams that brings new focus to his Christian vision and breathtaking oeuvre
Those who ponder proverbs : aphoristic thinking and Biblical literature by James G Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women recounted : narrative thinking and the God of Israel by James G Williams( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gospel against Parable : Mark's language of mystery by James G Williams( Book )

16 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community psychology and coordination by Patrick R Penland( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genre, narrativity, and theology( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banished from Eden : original sin and evolutionary theory in the drama of salvation by Raymund Schwager( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girardians : the colloquium on violence and religion, 1990-2010 by James G Williams( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I see Satan fall like lightning by René Girard( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"René Girard holds up the gospels as mirrors that reveal our broken humanity, and shows that they also reflect a new reality that can make us whole. Like Simone Weil, Girard looks at the Bible as a map of human behavior, and sees Jesus Christ as the turning point leading to new life." "The title echoes Jesus' words: "I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven." Girard persuades us that even as our world grows increasingly violent the power of the Christ-event is so great that the evils of scapegoating and sacrifice are being defeated even now. A new community, God's nonviolent kingdom, is being realized - even now."--Jacket
The prophets and their predecessors : a study of the eighth century literary prophets and the traditions of decisive influence upon them by James G Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus in the drama of salvation : toward a biblical doctrine of redemption by Raymund Schwager( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Raymund Schwager surveys the church's christological tradition and proposes an understanding of Jesus that is informed by a conversation with the great theologians and leaders of the past and influenced by two contemporary pioneers in Christian thought: Hans Urs von Balthasar, known for his "theodramatic" approach, and Rene Girard, widely recognized for his mimetic scapegoat theory. The result is both a convincing scholarly picture of Jesus in relation to his Jewish historical context and to the beginnings of the Christian community and a coherent message of Jesus as God's word of salvation to humankind."--BOOK JACKET
Resurrection from the underground : Feodor Dostoevsky / Rene Girard ; edited and translated by James G. Williams by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For René Girard : essays in friendship and in truth by Sandor Goodhart( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his explorations of the relations between the sacred and violence, René Girard has hit upon the origin of culture - the way culture began, the way it continues to organize itself. The way communities of human beings structure themselves in a manner that is different from that of other species on the planet. Like Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Émile Durkheim, Martin Buber, or others who have changed the way we think in the humanities or in the human sciences, Girard has put forth a set of ideas that have altered our perceptions of the world in which we function. We will n
Semeia : an experimental journal for biblical criticism( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Negro almanac( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reflections on theologically reflecting on the future by James G Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

You have not spoken truth of me : mystery and irony in Job by James G Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jesus of Nazareth : how he understood his life by Raymund Schwager( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A unique life of Jesus that asks a new question: how did Jesus himself come to understand his life, and experience his faith? This imaginative narrative, grounded in scholarship, suggests the powerful answers."--Jacket
 
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The Girard reader
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The Bible, violence, and the sacred : liberation from the myth of sanctioned violenceThe Girard readerBanished from Eden : original sin and evolutionary theory in the drama of salvationI see Satan fall like lightningJesus in the drama of salvation : toward a biblical doctrine of redemptionResurrection from the underground : Feodor Dostoevsky / Rene Girard ; edited and translated by James G. WilliamsFor René Girard : essays in friendship and in truthJesus of Nazareth : how he understood his life
Languages
English (119)