Girard Memorial Lectures Nagoya, Japan

René Girard Memorial Lectures and Symposium

“Forgive Us Our Debts”

René Girard, Atonement, and Christian-Buddhist Dialogue

a continuing conversation

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Kinjo Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan
Omori Campus, Room N1-403
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Musashi Tachikawa   National Museum of Ethnology
Paul Dumouchel          Ritsumeikan University
Jeremiah Alberg          International Christian University
Sumio Takeda               Kinjo Gakuin University (Professor Emeritus)
Kiyoshi Kawahara      Kinjo Gakuin University
Matthew Taylor           Kinjo Gakuin University

Opening words by Matsuto Sowa, President
Institute for the Study of Christian Culture, Kinjo Gakuin University

Almost exactly one year after the passing of René Girard (December 25, 1923 – November 4, 2015), this one day event honors his legacy with lectures and a symposium focusing on the impact of his mimetic theory, particularly on the Christian doctrine of atonement, as well as Christian-Buddhist dialogue. Extending a dialogue begun at the 10th Annual Conference of the Generative Anthropology held at Kinjo Gakuin University in June, 2016, this event brings together prominent Girard scholars (Paul Dumouchel and Jeremiah Alberg), Buddhist scholar Musashi Tachikawa, and scholars associated with Kinjo Gakuin University (Sumio Takeda, Kiyoshi Kawahara, and Matthew Taylor).

This event is supported by the Institute for the Study of Christian Culture of Kinjo University. It is free and open to the public. Lunch is available for 1,000 yen if pre-ordered. Refreshments will be available during breaks. Lectures and discussion will be primarily in English.

Please direct inquiries to:
Matthew Taylor (English)
Kiyoshi Kawahara (Japanese)

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