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Published on Dec 9, 2009
Recorded December 7, 2009 First describing the triangular structure of desire -- object, model, and subject -- Girard tells how conflicts are resolved and why human society is not marked by total conflict all the time. He further speaks of the intersection of the universal themes of mythology and Christianity and Christianity's future. History . . . is a test of mankind, says Rene Girard, and mankind is failing that test.