Nimi Wariboko is Walter G. Muelder Professor of Social Ethics at Boston University. His many books include The Split God: Pentecostalism and Critical Theory (SUNY Press, 2018); Economics in Spirit and Truth: A Moral Philosophy of Finance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and his most recent, The Split Economy: Saint Paul Goes to Wall Street(SUNY Press, 2020).
Trump supporters will not abandon him in the 2020 presidential election. They believe they are doing the will of God, and the theology that God uses sinners to accomplish His purpose now means divine purpose will be fulfilled through the president’s sins.
First, we must all remember our history and stop the blatant amnesia behind racial and power dynamics in our field…Women and enslaved persons were not a part of the founders’ initial understanding. The same is true for the founding identities of the Society of Biblical Literature.