Sunday, April 6, 2014
THE XIPHIAS GLADIUS PROJECT
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.