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Maximus the confessor and René Girard: a hermeneutic approach

Author(s): Sorea, D.

Journal: Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov, Series VII : Social Sciences and Law
ISSN 2066-7701

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 257;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Hermeneutics | Asceticism | Sacred | Violence

For Maximus the Confessor, the Holy Scriptures is a guide for the ascetic ascension and the commandment to imitate the Lord means love. For R. Girard, Christ’s passions take down the resorts of the victim’s mechanism, signaling the mimetic functioning of culture and the false sacredness instituted by violence. In hermeneutic approach, the two discourses unveil their similitude, proving alternative paths from the text of the Scriptures to their significance.
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