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Judgement, myth and hope in life-centred funerals


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Walter, T., 2016. Judgement, myth and hope in life-centred funerals. Theology, 119 (4), pp. 253-260.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0040571X16640217

    Abstract

    Funerals led by a celebrant not representing a faith community are rapidly increasing in England. This article argues that these ‘life-centred’ funerals have an implicit theology; like Christian funerals, but in different ways, they invite judgement, myth and hope. How should churches respond to this competition? Imitation is problematic, because the ‘life-centred’ approach is far more than a mere technique to be bolted on to the Christian funeral. The article concludes by sketching some unique resources churches have that cannot be matched by the new breed of celebrants.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsWalter, T.
    DOI10.1177/0040571X16640217
    Uncontrolled Keywordsfuneral poverty,afterlife,bereavement,angels,family
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    Research Centres & Institutes > Institute for Policy Research
    Research CentresCentre for Death and Society
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code50224

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