Wednesday May 10, 2023

Aaron Goldman | Donald Trump as a Religious Hero

In this episode of R&T, CTR-researcher in Philosophy of Religion, Aaron Goldman, gives a talk entitled "Investigating QAnon as a Quasi-Religious Movement - Donald Trump as a Religious Hero", recorded from the annual "HT-dagarna" or Humanities and Theology days at the Joint Faculties.

With reference to classic theories of myth and religion, Goldman investigate QAnon – a decentralized right-wing conspiracy movement which emerged in the United States during Donald Trump’s presidency – as a quasi-religious response to Trump’s irruption into American political discourse. Further, Goldman hypothesize that a confluence of factors pertinent to the American cultural landscape generated conditions for a cult – merging the horizons of the religious and political – to coalesce around Trump as a religious hero figure.


Music for the R&T is generously provided by the Nous 


Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies. If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please contact us via the podcast's twitteraccount: @reloteol.

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