27 - Journal articles- resources you use to analyze your...

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Journal articles- resources you use to analyze your text Doesn’t have to analyze the actual work, but the genre Can have supporting and contradicting opinions Objectives - Understanding theodicy and its functions - Understanding components of theodicy - Understand suffering, sacrifice, and civil religion - Analyzing presidential rhetoric in national crisis o President g.w. bush and attacks on 9/11/01 9/11 is paradigmatic of crisis rhetoric 1980s Ethiopia write-up due on Thursday 5-7 page outline on paper due Tuesday what is theodicy theodicy is an explanation of anomic experiences (suffering, evil, death, etc) in ways consistent with social nomos (ie in terms of the beliefs, assumptions, ad meanings that ground a society. Functions of theodicy - to integrate anomy into social experience - to give meaning to suffering, not resolution (sacrifice, fighting for something, discipline) - to explain social inequities (slavery as a social institution, part f gods sovereign or greater plan) some things are worth dying for or fighting for… discipline
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