Rene Girard Thesis


Christianity differs from this pattern because it reveals this pattern and the victim points to his own innocence. Girard argues this lays the foundation for a society which is willing to accept the innocence of the victim and perhaps the premise of “innocence until proven guilty”. This gives way to better methods of justice, and a better society which values the underdog. Perhaps the modern political correctness movement is a move against this trend.


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