The President’s Theodicy: An American Theo-Drama The Problem of Evil

  • Tapji Garba

Abstract




It has often been noted that that the form of contemporary political life is deeply rooted in the tradition of political theology, and that the inheritance of a theologico–political grammar is responsible for the theo-dramatic structure of contemporary politics. Using Barack Obama’s 2009 Nobel Prize lecture as my example, I argue that Obama relies upon a theologico-political grammar to construct a theodicy for American empire.


“There never was a golden age. There is no point in looking back to one. The first man was immediately the first sinner.” --Karl Barth


“War in one form or another appeared with the first man.” --Barack Obama




Published
Jun 11, 2018
How to Cite
GARBA, Tapji. The President’s Theodicy: An American Theo-Drama The Problem of Evil. Crossings, [S.l.], n. 2, p. 41-60, june 2018. ISSN 2560-6468. Available at: <http://crossings.uwinnipeg.ca/index.php/crossings/article/view/84>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2018.
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