Michaud speaks to BDN about religion and grief

In an article about friends of Patti and Roger Eger, the victims of a recent shooting in Bowdoin, processing their grief, the Bangor Daily News spoke to Derek Michaud, a University of Maine professor who specializes in the philosophy of religion, the history of philosophy and philosophical theology. Michaud said that the Egers’ position as leaders in their community can deepen the sense of loss their loved ones feel because people in leadership positions, formal or informal, would be the first ones to comfort people in tragic situations. When they’re the ones who are lost, however, that only amplifies a community’s loss, Michaud said.