Norwegian Professor visits Augsburg: Chapel Sermon Tuesday Feb 11

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Please help us welcome this week ( Feb 10 and 11) our Norwegian Partner Per Bjørnar Grande, professor in the Religious Education Department at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (in Bergen).

Not only will we discuss and promote inbound/outbound exchanges between our two institution, Grande will also hold a lecture—Norwegian Religion, Culture and Society—in Lori Brandt Hale’s class, and be our guest speaker in Chapel on Tuesday, February 11 at 11:30 am sharing his thoughts on “From Imitation to Scapegoating: Jesus as the Saving Victim.”

Grande’s research interests are within Cultural Anthropology and Ethics and Epistemology with a particular focus on Mimesis and Desire (inspired by the work of René Girard), and in 2009, Grande wrote the book titled “An Analysis of the Religion Nature of Mimesis and Desire in the work of René Girard.”

Mimesis and Desire (book summary)