Recent updates

AUDIO Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Lazarus) given at St Leo's Parish, Tacoma, USA on 6 April 2014.

We didn’t invent sacrifice, sacrifice invented us: unpacking Girard’s insight (text, pdf, epub, Italian PDF) - James’ contribution to the International Theological Journal “Concilium” 2013(4) on the Ambivalence of Sacrifice.

NEW BOOK Jesus the Forgiving Victim: Listening for the Unheard Voice

Monotheism and idolatry: Preface to a conversation (text, pdf, epub) - Presentation for the Colloquium on Mimetic Theory and Islam (Heythrop College, University of London, 5-7 November 2013).

PDF Exploring the New Paradigm: Girard and the Christianity of the 21st Century - the transcript of the session with Brian McLaren and James Alison recorded at the 2013 Colloquium on Violence and Religion held at the University of Northern Iowa.

AUDIO On Religion, Violence and Mimetic Theory [scroll down the page] - a discussion between Brian McLaren - podcast regular, activist, author and emerging church pioneer - and James Alison which took place on 13 July at the end of the 2013 COV&R Conference in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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James’ latest work, a video curriculum for small groups called Jesus the Forgiving Victim: Listening for the Unheard Voice, is now available for purchase. Also available are books in printed and Kindle editions.