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Kirwan, Michael

Works: 21 works in 103 publications in 4 languages and 4,252 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, htt, wpr, Creator
Classifications: B2430.G494, 203.4
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Most widely held works about Michael Kirwan
Most widely held works by Michael Kirwan
Girard and theology by Michael Kirwan( )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the French American theorist René Girard (b.1923) has been highly influential in a wide variety of intellectual disciplines. One enthusiastic reviewer in Le Monde suggested that the year 1972 (when La Violence et le Sacré was published) should be marked with an asterisk in the annals of the humanities, including literature, theology and religious studies. There is a paradox here insofar as Girard is, strictly speaking, neither a philosopher nor a theologian. He was trained as a historian, but spent most of his academic career as a teacher of French literature. It is out of his study of great European literature (notably Proust, Dostoyevsky and Shakespeare) that what he calls 'mimetic theory' evolved. Mimetic theory is an account of how religion, culture and violence are interrelated. Its three principal parts consist of: an assertion of the 'mimetic' (i.e. imitated or derivative nature of desire); the function of 'scapegoating' as a means of achieving and maintaining social cohesion; the gospel revelation as the means by which these truths of the human condition are made known to us. A general introduction to his work will comprise an exposition of these three parts or phases in Girard's thinking. In Girard and Theology, Michael Kirwan looks at these ideas and their relevance to theology as well as their reception in the development of 'dramatic theology' and new theological concepts of atonement and sacrifice
Mimesis and atonement : René Girard and the doctrine of salvation( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How are we to best understand the statement of faith that Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again 'for us and for salvation?' This question has animated Christian thought for two millennia: it has also bitterly divided believers, not least in Reformation and post-Reformation disputes about atonement, justification, sanctification and sacrifice. Rene Girard's Violence and the Sacred (1972) made startling connections between religion, violence and culture. His work has enlivened the theological and philosophical debate once again, especially the question of whether and how we are to understand Christ's death as a 'sacrifice'. "Mimesis and Atonement" brings together philosophers from Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Jewish backgrounds to examine the continued significance of Girard's work. They do so in the light of new developments, such as the controversial 'new scholarship' on Paul."--
Discovering Girard by Michael Kirwan( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and conversion : dialogues on the origins of culture by René Girard( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented as a series of conversations, Evolution and Conversion is a thorough discussion of the major tenets of Girard's thought.€. René Girard is one of the most brilliant and striking intellectuals of the 20th century. His theory on the imitative nature of desire and on the violent origin of culture has been at the centre of the philosophical and theoretical debate since the publication in 1971 of his seminal book: Violence and the Sacred . His reflection on the relationship between violence and religion is one of the most original and persuasive and, given the urgency of this issue in
Political theology : an introduction by Michael Kirwan( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political Theology: An Introduction supplies both a historical overview of different ways in which Christian theology and the political have related to one another and an analysis of the current complex situation that fills the gap left by the decline of the doctrine of secularization. This guide to a vibrant, fascinating, and sometimes bewildering subject is designed for both theology students and students from religious studies programs. It avoids, or explains where necessary, technical theological terms and supplies a helpful glossary. Kirwan challenges believer and non-believer alike to learn a new language, so they can talk respectfully to one another."--Publisher's description
Mimetic theory and Islam : "the wound where light enters" by Michael Kirwan( )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the 'Mimetic Theory' of the cultural theorist Rene Girard and its applicability to Islamic thought and tradition. Authors critically examine Girard's assertion about the connection between group formation, religion, and 'scapegoating' violence. These insights, Girard maintained, have their source in biblical revelation. Are there parallels in other faith traditions, especially Islam? To this end, Muslim scholars and scholars of Mimetic Theory have examined the hypothesis of an 'Abrahamic Revolution.' This is the claim that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each share in a spiritual and ethical historical 'breakthrough:' a move away from scapegoating violence, and towards a sense of justice for the innocent victim."-- Back cover
Philosophy, theology, and the Jesuit tradition : 'the eye of love' by Anna Abram( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to do theology and philosophy in our contemporary academia? What is the notion of good life in the 21st century university? One distinctive tradition of philosophical and theological investigation has been working since early modernity to offer answers to these questions, the Society of Jesus, founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola. The engaging and original contributions in this volume examine topics such as faith, science and reason, secularism, naturalism, humanism and Ignatian spirituality. The opening text outlines the vision of Jesuit education and is followed by historical analyses of sources such as St Ignatius of Loyola and Mary Ward, to show the relevance of these methodologies for other texts and practices. The contributions explore the relationship between philosophy and theology, challenge the dominant perspectives such as naturalism and secularisation, and propose a new way of thinking. This livelydiscussion engages with contemporary issues in the sphere of interreligious dialogue, bioethics, citizenship and human rights
A theological aesthetics of liberation : God, art, and the social outcasts by Vicente Chong( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World Christianity : Politics, theology, dialogues by Anthony O'Mahony( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refounding : church and spirituality( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housing associations : accounting and audit guide by John M. J Williamson( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zheng zhi shen xue dao lun by Michael Kirwan( Book )

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

The Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola and the traditions of the East by Javier Melloni( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research and current issues in management accounting( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflection and rejuvenation : issues for Irish psychiatric nursing into the millenium [sic]( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish cottage industries : how best to develop them by Michael Kirwan( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exercises of St Ignatius Loyola and traditions of the East by Javier Melloni( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rev. John J. Hugo : teacher of the spiritual weapons in a warring world by Cecilia Hugo( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Formal remarks by Cecilia Hugo about her brother, Fr. John J. Hugo, director of many Catholic worker retreats, to a Catholic Worker Friday Night Meeting in New York. Cecilia memorializes her late brother through his writings, readings from the Bible, and her own stories. She also speaks at length about what she views as American society's ills. Catholic worker Michael Kirwan, a friend of the Hugos', also speaks
Theatre of envy : Rene Girard on William Shakespeare by Michael Kirwan( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Friday's Children : an examination of theologies of martyrdom in the light of the mimetic theory of René Girard by Michael J Kirwan( Book )

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

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