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Title
The good funeral good funeral :
Type
Text
Subject
Funeral rites and ceremonies--United States.
Mourning customs--United States.
Death--United States.
Bereavement--United States.
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: GT3203 .L66 2013 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 393.0973 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2013003068
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Two of the most authoritative voices on the funeral industry come together here in one volume to discuss the current state of the funeral. Through their different lenses -- one as a preacher and one as a funeral director -- Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch alternately discuss several challenges facing "the good funeral," including the commercial aspects that have led many to be suspicious of funeral directors, the sometimes tense relationship between pastors and funeral directors, the tendency of modern funerals to exclude the body from the service, and the rapid growth in cremation. The book features forewords from Patrick Lynch, President of the National Funeral Directors Association, and Barbara Brown Taylor, highly praised author and preacher. It is an essential resource for funeral directors, morticians, and pastors, and anyone else interested in current funeral practices." -- Publisher
Table Of Contents
Why we do this. How we come to be the ones we are / Thomas Lynch ; Falling into ministry, learning about death / Thomas G. Long
Caring for the dead. Humanity 101 / Thomas Lynch ; Habeas corpus
not / Thomas G. Long
Funeral directors and clergy. Our own worst enemies / Thomas Lynch ; Funeral directors : who needs them? / Thomas G. Long
The funeral. The theory and practice of cremation / Thomas Lynch ; A sense of movement, a sense of meaning, a sense of hope : the good funeral / Thomas G. Long
The grieving. Grief and the search for meaning / Thomas G. Long ; All saints, all souls : a coda / Thomas Lynch.
Authorized Access Point
Long, Thomas G., 1946- good funeral