Bereavement in an Age of Rage: Comments on the Commentary

Rachel Held Evans, from her Twitter feed

Even internet snarks gasped on May 4th: Rachel Held Evans, the ex-evangelical prophet and friend to the religiously marginalized, had died at 37, possibly of encephalitis. Tweeters dropped their smart phones and genuinely grieved over such a malevolently random death. It was as if a previous era’s medical fickleness reached into ours and snatched one of our own.