Understanding Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory

What is mimesis and how do we understand it? How does it help us understand what’s going on in the West today? David Gornoski starts the episode by answering these questions and explaining why the best way to heal society is to imitate Jesus and concede the rivalry. Where did the western concern for animals, i.e. veganism, come from? Why is victim-posturing for power a uniquely post-Christian phenomenon? What is the Gospel technology? Listen to the full episode to find out and more.

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