Accompany Them with Singing Hardback

The Christian Funeral

by Thomas G. Long;

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Accompany Them with Singing

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Thomas G. Long, one of America's most trusted and thoughtful pulpit voices, provides a theological and cultural critique of today's Christian funeral. Long begins by describing how the Christian funeral developed historically, theologically, and liturgically, and then discusses recent cultural trends in funeral practices, including the rise in both cremations and memorial services. He describes the basic pattern for a funeral service, details options in funeral planning, identifies characteristics of a "good funeral," and provides thoughtful guidance for preaching at a funeral. But Long also notes a disturbing trend toward funeral services that seem theologically right and pastorally caring, but actually depart from the primary aims of the Christian funeral constructed around the metaphor of the deceased as a saint traveling on a baptismal journey toward God, accompanied by the community of faith on "the last mile of the way." He argues that the cultural conditions for maintaining this view are under stress and a new, less-theological and less-satisfying metaphor that focuses on the mourner has begun to erode the Christian view. He contrasts the ancient grand community drama with today's trend toward body-less memorial services that focus primarily on the living and grief management. This is a loss for the church, he argues, and he calls for the church to reclaim the classic metaphor. Accompany Them with Singing is a practical and theologically sound resource for Protestant and Roman Catholic clergy and for funeral professionals.

Accompany Them with Singing by Thomas G. Long was published by Westminster John Knox in October 2009 and is our 66919th best seller. The ISBN for Accompany Them with Singing is 9780664233198.

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Details for Accompany Them with Singing

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherWestminster John Knox (October 2009)
Number of Pages250
Thickness12 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code2641637
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