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Cowdell, Scott

Overview
Works: 34 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 4,019 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Controversial literature  Bibliographies  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: B2430.G494, 232.09045
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Most widely held works by Scott Cowdell
René Girard and secular modernity : Christ, culture, and crisis by Scott Cowdell( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimesis, modernity, and madness -- Violence, the sacred canopy -- Scripture and secularization -- Modern institutions and violence -- War, terror, Apocalypse
René Girard and Raymund Schwager : correspondence 1974-1991 by René Girard( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The brilliant and ground-breaking mimetic theory of the French-American theorist René Girard (1923-2015) has gained wide-ranging recognition, yet its development has received less attention. This volume presents the important correspondence -- conducted in French and as yet unpublished, let alone translated into English -- between Girard and his major theological interlocutor Raymund Schwager SJ (1935-2004). It presents the personal relationship between two great thinkers that led to the development of a significant break-through in the humanities. In particular it reveals the theological development of Girard's thought in dialogue with Schwager, who was concerned to assist Girard in areas where he had little expertise and had encountered major criticism, such as the theological application of sacrifice. These issues in particular had placed major barriers to Girard's acceptance in theological circles. These letters reveal how Girard, with Schwager's help,entered the mainstream of theological debate."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Abiding faith : Christianity beyond certainty, anxiety, and violence by Scott Cowdell( )

12 editions published between 1901 and 2014 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian theologian Scott Cowdell explores how having faith has changed under the influence of modernity and post-modernity in the West. He returns faith from pious sentimentality and arid philosophy of religion to the realm of participating knowing, paradigmatic imagination, and personal transformation where it belongs as a form of life, shaped by encounter with Jesus Christ and worked out through the Eucharistic community. This is shown to have been the typical understanding of faith from Saint Paul to the Fathers to the medieval monastic theologians. Since the rise of nominalism, however
René Girard and the nonviolent God by Scott Cowdell( )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest book on the ground-breaking work of René Girard (1923-2015), Scott Cowdell sets out a new perspective on mimetic theory and theology: he develops the proposed connection between Girardian thought and theological dramatic theory in new directions, engaging with issues of evolutionary suffering and divine providence, inclusive Christian uniqueness, God's judgment, nonviolent atonement, and the spiritual life. Cowdell reveals a powerful, illuminating, and life-enhancing synergy between mimetic theory and Christianity at its best. With religion widely seen as increasingly violent and intransigent, the true Christian emphasis on divine solidarity, mercy, and healing is in danger of being lost. René Girard provides a countervailing voice. He emerges from Cowdell's study not only as a necessary dialogue partner for theology today, but as a global prophet offering hope and challenge in equal measure. René Girard was a Catholic cultural theorist whose mimetic theory achieved a powerful symbiosis of social science with scripture and theology, yielding a unique perspective on humanity's origins, violent history, and future prospects. Cowdell maps this synergy, revealing theological themes present from Girard's earliest writings to the latest, less-familiar publications. He resolves a number of theological challenges to Girard's work, engaging mimetic theory in fruitful dialogue with key themes, movements, and thinkers in theology today. Bringing a distinctive Anglican voice to a largely Catholic debate, Cowdell gives an orthodox theological account of Girard's intellectual achievement, bearing witness to Christianity's nonviolent God. This book will be of great interest to theologians, seminarians and clergy of all traditions, Girardians, and Christian peace activists
Is Jesus unique? : a study of recent Christology by Scott Cowdell( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is Jesus Unique? provides the most thorough and comprehensive study ever done on the unique role of Jesus in God's plan of salvation and at the center of Christian belief. Dr. Cowdall surveys all of the major writers in the modern era who have addressed the question and helps to classify the different schools and perspectives into four major approaches: conservative, idealist, liberal, and radical. This major Christological study also evaluates the search for the historical Jesus trend today and different approaches to the metaphysics of history, revelation, and theological anthropology that have shaped the Christological debate since the 1960s." "Dr. Cowdell's conclusions in this fascinating survey are clear, thorough, and comprehensive. Is Jesus Unique? is a valuable resource for seminarians, graduate students, and the serious reader interested in understanding the chief directions in Christology today."--BOOK JACKET
Violence, desire, and the sacred by Scott Cowdell( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of state of the art interpretations of the thought of René Girard follows on from the volume Violence, Desire, and the Sacred : Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (2012). The previous collection has been acclaimed for demonstrating and showcasing Girard's mimetic theory at its inter-disciplinary best by bringing together scholars who apply Girard's insights in different fields. This new volume builds on and extends the work of that earlier collection by moving into new areas such as psychology, politics, classical literature, national literature, and pr
Does religion cause violence? : multidisciplinary perspectives on violence and religion in the modern world( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most pressing issues of our time is the outbreak of extremist violence and terrorism, done in the name of religion. This volume critically analyses the link made between religion and violence in contemporary theory and proposes that 'religion' does not have a special relation to violence in opposition to culture, ideology or nationalism. Rather, religion and violence must be understood with relation to fundamental anthropological and philosophical categories such as culture, desire, disaster and rivalry. Does Religion Cause Violence? explores contemporary instances of religious violence, such as Islamist terrorism and radicalization in its various political, economic, religious, military and technological dimensions, as well as the legitimacy and efficacy of modern cultural mechanisms to contain violence, such as nuclear deterrence. Including perspectives from experts in theology, philosophy, terrorism studies, and Islamic studies, this volume brings together the insights of René Girard, the premier theorist of violence in the 20th century, with the latest scholarship on religion and violence, particularly exploring the nature of extremist violence." --
Mimesis, movies, and media( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Media and representation. On the one medium / Eric Gans -- The scapegoat mechanism and the media: beyond the folk devil paradigm / John O'Carroll -- The apocalypse will not be televised / Chris Fleming -- Film. Mirrors of nature: artificial agents in real life and virtual worlds / Paul Dumouchel -- Superheroes, scapegoats, and saviors: the problem of evil and the need for redemption / Joel Hodge -- Sanctified victimage on page and screen: The hunger games as prophetic media / Debra E. Macdonald -- The mimetic e-motion: from The matrix to Avatar / Nidesh Lawtoo -- Apocalypse of the therapeutic: The cabin in the woods and the death of mimetic desire / Peter Y. Paik -- Eyes wide shut: mimesis and historical memory in Stanley Kubrick's The shining / David Humbert -- Against romantic love: mimeticism and satire in Woody Allen's Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona; you will meet a tall dark stranger; and To Rome with love / Scott Cowdell -- A beautiful crisis: Ang Lee's film adaptation of The ice storm / Carly Osborn -- Cowboy metaphysics, the virtuous-enough cowboy, and mimetic desire in Stephen Fears' The hi-lo country / Thomas Ryba -- Television. The self in crisis: watching Mad men and Homeland with Girard and Hegel / Paolo Diego Bubbio -- Media, murder, and memoir: Girardian baroque in Robert Drewe's The shark net / Rosamund Dalziell -- Conversion in Dexter / Matthew John Paul Tan and Joel Hodge
Atheist priest? : Don Cupitt and Christianity by Scott Cowdell( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A God for this world by Scott Cowdell( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girard's mimetic theory across the disciplines by Australian Girard seminar( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence, Desire and the Sacred presents the most up-to-date inter-disciplinary work being developed with the ground-breaking insights of René Girard's mimetic theory. The collection showcases the work of outstanding scholars in mimetic theory and how they are applying and developing Girard's insights in a variety of fields. Girard's mimetic insight has provided a fruitful way for different disciplines, such as literature, anthropology, theology, religion studies, cultural studies, and philosophy, to engage on common anthropological ground, with a shared understanding of the human person. The
Violence, desire, and the sacred : Girard's mimetic theory across the disciplines by Scott Cowdell( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence, Desire and the Sacred presents the most up-to-date inter-disciplinary work being developed with the ground-breaking insights of René Girard's mimetic theory. The collection showcases the work of outstanding scholars in mimetic theory and how they are applying and developing Girard's insights in a variety of fields. Girard's mimetic insight has provided a fruitful way for different disciplines, such as literature, anthropology, theology, religion studies, cultural studies, and philosophy, to engage on common anthropological ground, with a shared understanding of the human person. The
THEOLOGY BEYOND METAPHYSICS by Anthony W Bartlett( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of human origins that is one-half Charles Darwin and one-half Cain and Abel is bound to entail a lot of rethinking of traditional themes. Rene Girard's thesis of original human violence and the Bible's power to reveal it has been around for more than a generation, but its consequences for Christian theology are still only slowly being unpacked. Anthony Bartlett's book makes a signal contribution, representing an astonishing leap forward in understanding what a biblical disclosure of founding violence means for Christian thought and life. If human language arose directly out of the primal experience of murder, then semiotics becomes a core area for theological examination. Tracing the discipline of semiotics through postmodern thinkers, then back through its birth in the Latin era, Bartlett shows how Girard's thought is itself a semiotic emergence, beyond standard Christian metaphysics. Above all, Girardian theory of human signs demands we see the generative impact of violence in our language and thought, and then, conversely, that the Word of God, crucified without retaliation and risen in the same identity, brings a totally new sign and relation into history, offering a thoroughgoing transformation of human life and meaning
René Girard and sacrifice in life, love and literature( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's next big thing : discovering the future church by Scott Cowdell( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence, desire, and the sacred( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence, desire, and the sacred( Book )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in translation? : Anglicans, controversy and the Bible : perspectives from the Doctrine Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten commandments and ethics today by Scott Cowdell( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book discusses the Ten Commandments as found in the Bible and their relevance to ethical and moral decisions in the 21st century."--Provided by publisher
Is Jesus unique? : the christological debate today by Scott Cowdell( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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