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THINGS HIDDEN 74: Battling to the End V

David Gornoski and Craig Stewart explore chapter 4 of Rene Girard’s last book Battling to the End. Are proponents of gender transitions for children selectively borrowing from Christian aesthetics? Are conservatives reacting to Leftist talking points in a “Christian” way? How should Christians engage within the culture wars? Is there a way to empathize with […]

THINGS HIDDEN 73: Battling to the End IV

David Gornoski and Craig Stewart resume their study of Rene Girard’s Battling to the End. David and Craig get into chapter 4 and discuss the modern paradox of being the most yet least violent time in history, the anthropological meaning of the Eucharist, the secular co-opting of Christianity, the divinity of violence vs. the divinity […]

THINGS HIDDEN 66: Battling to the End III

David Gornoski and Craig Stewart continue their study of Rene Girard’s last book Battling to the End. The discussion, delving into chapter 3 of Girard’s book, revolves around regulated reciprocity in markets; the physical component of desire; differences in Hindu and Greek myths; the obsession with “winning” in politics; the evolution of war; whether a complete […]

THINGS HIDDEN 65: Battling to the End II

In this continuation of the discussion surrounding Rene Girard’s last book Battling to the End, David Gornoski and Craig Stewart explore chapter three of Girard’s book while asking important questions about the theories of evolution and creationism; the heavy-handed preaching in modern movies; trade warfare and the hidden violence in capitalism; whether economic pacifism is […]

THINGS HIDDEN 62: Battling to the End with Craig Stewart

In this episode of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski is joined by the returning Craig Stewart for a conversation on Rene Girard’s enigmatic last book Battling to the End. How did Girard gain his special insight into the mimetic nature of human beings? Did religions like Jainism and Buddhism also expose the mechanism of violence as […]

THINGS HIDDEN 18: The Future is Mimetic

Craig Stewart and David Gornoski return to discuss the mimetic road to a future designed by Jesus. Is there a link between Rene Girard’s theory and the hard sciences? “There’s a sacred to science,” David claims while highlighting how certain aspects of what’s considered ‘settled’ is rarely questioned in the world of academia. What is […]