"A necessary companion piece to Violence and the Sacred for those interested in Girard's grand theory of society and human nature. . . . Girard expounds his vision of the foundational place of mimesis, violence, and scapegoating for all human cultures. . . . More forcefully stated here than elsewhere is Girard's conviction that his thesis is merely an uncovering of the message heretofore buried in the Christian scriptures."Virginia Quarterly ReviewGirard, René is the author of 'Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World', published 1987 under ISBN 9780804722155 and ISBN 0804722153.