In this episode of the RavenCast, I share three interviews I taped at the Colloquium on Violence and Religion this past summer in Spain. You can listen to the MP3 of all three interviews by clicking the link above, or you can scroll down and watch the interviews below.
The Colloquium on Violence and Religion, or COVR, is an annual conference dedicated to the exploration of mimetic theory. We discuss literature, history, hard sciences, pop culture, theology, violent conflict, and peaceful resolutions. I highly recommend the COVR. The people there are friendly and it’s always a good time.
The first interview is with the President of COVR, Jeremiah Alberg. Jay is a professor at the International Christian University in Japan and the author of many books and articles. Jay and I talk about his tenure as COVR president and a book he recently edited titled Apocalypse Deferred: Girard and Japan.
The second interview is with Christa Bucklin. Christa is a professor of Spanish at Mount St. Mary’s University. She and I talk about the paper she delivered, titled “Demystifying Violence: Myth and Remedy in Calderon De La Auto Sacramental.”
And the final interview is with Pablo Bandera. Pablo is an independent scholar and scientist. We discussed his paper about the “Internet of Things.” You may have noticed that the internet is showing up everywhere – even now on watches and kitchen devices. Pablo and I discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Internet of Things, and how we can navigate it in healthy ways.
I did two other interviews at COV&R, one with Cesareo Bandera on his friendship with Rene Girard the founder of mimetic theory and with Niki Wadinger about the work of Raymund Schwager, the great theologian who helped Girard develop mimetic theory.
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