When Sorrow Comes

When Sorrow Comes

In the wake of national tragedies, it matters who is mourned and who is overlooked. Focusing on Protestant sermons, Melissa Matthes argues that, since WWII, America's religious majority has defined and redefined the nation and belonging through post-crisis mourning. And by embracing a patriotic role, preachers also act as civic educators.

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