Paul Nuechterlein is the Contributing Theologian for Theology and Peace, he is the creator of the immensely helpful website “Girardian Reflections on the Lectionary,” and Paul has just started a new project called “Discipleship Seminars in Mimetic Theory.”
In this episode, Paul gives thanks for the life of René Girard. Paul credits Girard for changing everything about the way he thinks about life, relationships, faith, and the Bible. Paul explores the mimetic principle of human inter-dividuality and why the concept is so important in our work for justice and peace.
Andrew Marr, a Benedictine monk at St. Gregory’s Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan, made a special guest appearance to discuss economic justice in light of mimetic theory. Andrew has written the wonderful book Tools for Peace: The Spiritual Craft of St. Benedict and Rene Girard. He also blogs at his website “Imaginary Visions of True Peace.”