The Will to Man: Nietzsche and American Civil Religion

Anthony M. Barr

is a student in the Templeton Honors College where he studies European History, Literature, and Orthodox Thought and Culture. He frequently writes for Ethika Politika and Circe Institute and has done research on political theory, education policy, and civic and moral virtue for various nonprofits, businesses, and independent publishing companies.

June 30th, 2017

American politics is caught between two competing ideologies: Nietzsche’s doctrine of strength and power over weakness, and the Judeo-Christian ethics of humility and compassion for the weak. A young theologian seeks to understand American civil religion.