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Preaching death : the transformation of Christian funeral sermons / Lucy Bregman.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2011.
vii, 255 p. ; 23 cm.
History of doctrines
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-245) and index.
pt. 1. What Christians used to say about death. A changeover of messages and images -- What is a Christian funeral? -- Funeral theologies of death -- Heaven as home -- Heaven as journey -- Natural immortality -- The Lord's will -- pt. 2. The age of silence and denial. "Please omit funeral" -- The challenge of new theologies -- Death as enemy -- pt. 3. What came next. New words of death, dying, and grief -- The triumph of the biographical -- pt. 4. What might have been. Two alternatives -- What might have been : lament -- The eclipse of poetry -- pt. 5. Conclusion. What Christians no longer want to say about death.
9781602583207 (pbk. : alk. paper)
160258320X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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