October 28, 2014 at 6:58 am #5938
René Girard describes the conversion process as ‘the redirection of desire towards God’ or the ‘other other’. And yes Leigh, you have expressed it very well, we frequently desire according to the desires of the ‘social’ other as James so interestingly describes it. And as you say, we then imagine that our desires are autonomous, initiating within ourselves. I found your last sentence is extremely insightful.