Sunday, April 6, 2014

THE XIPHIAS GLADIUS PROJECT


By Chuck White

The Xiphias Gladius Project.  It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but it’s not.  ”Xiphias Gladius”, a phrase taken from the Greek and Latin words for “sword”, is the name of a team of Neocatechumenal academics dedicated to researching and teaching the theories of Rene Girard,  a French-born American academic.  Girard is famous for his theory of religious anthropology called “Mimetic Desire.”  I will describe this theory and it’s great danger after I describe how we stumbled upon the issue and the discovered the Xiphias Gladius team.

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