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Author Long, Thomas G., 1946-

Title The good funeral : death, grief, and the community of care / Thomas G. Long, Thomas Lynch.

Publication Info. Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  373.0973 LON    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  393 LON    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  393.0973 LON    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xxv, 252 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Funeral rites and ceremonies -- United States.
Mourning customs -- United States.
Death -- United States.
Bereavement -- United States.
ISBN 9780664238537 hardback
066423853X hardback

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