Marcel Gauchet is one of France's most prominent contemporary intellectuals. He has written widely on such issues as the political consequences of modern individualism, the relation between religion and democracy, and the dilemmas of globalisation. His views on Individualism and modern secularism used by Cowdell to inform Girard's take on Secularism
Scott Cowdell provides the first systematic interpretation of René Girard’s controversial approach to secular modernity. Cowdell identifies the scope, development, and implications of Girard’s thought, the centrality of Christ in Girard’s thinking, and, in particular, Girard’s distinctive take on the uniqueness and finality of Christ in terms of his impact on Western culture.
Jean-Pierre Dupuy Professor of French Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the École Polytechnique, Paris. At Stanford University, he is a researcher at the Study of Language and Information (C.S.L.I.) In his book The Mechanization of the Mind, Jean-Pierre Dupuy explains how the founders of cybernetics laid the foundations not only for cognitive science, and other scientific and philosophical breakthroughs.
Last time we mixed politics and religion, people got burned at the stake. | This is right where America is headed AGAIN! WTFU people before it's too damn late!
The Circle, by Dave Eggers — a modern utopian technological society turns dystopian and fast!
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, philosophy and science. His key ideas include the Apollonian/Dionysian dichotomy,the Will to Power, the "death of God", the Übermensch and eternal recurrence.
The new racism is to deny that racism exists [follow this link to find a short clip and analysis on color-blind racism during the Obama administration: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/12/obama-and-color-blindness.html]
Rudolf Otto 1869 – 1937) was an eminent German Lutheran theologian and scholar of comparative religion. Otto's most famous work is The Idea of the Holy, published first in 1917 as Das Heilige - Über das Irrationale in der Idee des Göttlichen und sein Verhältnis zum Rationalen (The Holy - On the Irrational in the Idea of the Divine and its Relation to the Rational). The book defines the concept of the holy as that which is numinous.
Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican friar and priest and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism,
Mark Heim is deeply involved in issues of religious pluralism, Christian ecumenism and the relation of theology and science. He is a girardian theologian. He is author of Salvations: Truth and Difference in Religion, The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends and, most recently, Saved From Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross (Eerdmans, 2006).