Thanksgiving as Civil Religion

we will consider American Civil Religion and how it might apply to Thanksgiving. Please watch this 20 minute
YouTube discussion by Yale sociologist Philip Gorski: https://youtu.be/kg1pTnZJ5vw
After you have watched it please answer the following questions on the discussion board: What is your
understanding of American Civil Religion? How does the Thanksgiving holiday constitute an “event” in the
historical saga of American Civil Religion at a time when one presidential candidate pledged to “Make America
Great Again” while the other presidential candidate pledged to win the battle for the “Soul of America” and the
COVID crisis is challenging the way Americans traditionally celebrate the holiday?

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