There are a few audio/video resources I repeatedly benefit from in trying to better understand Girard’s thought, besides Girard’s books of course. Please read the man himself. Girard noted (in the second interview I list below) that there was a time, before Girard established himself, when people actually read him but none quoted him. Today it seems that since his views are fashionable, people quote him who don’t actually read him. But if you’re reading the man himself, then I suggest a few other helpful resources.
- My personal favorite is David Cayle’s wonderful 5-part series on CBC. I’ve listen to this repeatedly and still enjoy it.
- After that there’s Daniel Lance’s interview with Girard about his career and thought, a wonderful conversation containing several gems.
- Then there’s Lumen Christi Institute’s panel discussion with the three heavy-weights Bill Cavanaugh, Jean-Luc Marion, and James Murphy at U of Chicago in 2016.
- A last helpful source is an interview with Girard hosted by Peter Robinson in 2009.