Preaching death : the transformation of Christian funeral sermons / Lucy Bregman.

Author
Bregman, Lucy [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2011.
Description
vii, 255 p. ; 23 cm.

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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-245) and index.
Contents
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.
ISBN
  • 9781602583207 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 160258320X (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2010052531
OCLC
693684154
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