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 the Gospel does? What are some of Girard’s criticisms against Hegel? Are Christians in a war with violence?