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

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

Label
The good funeral : death, grief, and the community of care
Title
The good funeral
Title remainder
death, grief, and the community of care
Statement of responsibility
Thomas G. Long, Thomas Lynch
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Long, Thomas G.
Dewey number
393.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3203
LC item number
.L66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lynch, Thomas
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Mourning customs
  • Death
  • Bereavement
Label
The good funeral : death, grief, and the community of care, Thomas G. Long, Thomas Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why we do this. How we come to be the ones we are / Thomas Lynch ; Falling into ministry, learning about death / Thomas G. Long -- Caring for the dead. Humanity 101 / Thomas Lynch ; Habeas corpus-- not / Thomas G. Long -- -- Funeral directors and clergy. Our own worst enemies / Thomas Lynch ; Funeral directors : who needs them? / Thomas G. Long -- The funeral. The theory and practice of cremation / Thomas Lynch ; A sense of movement, a sense of meaning, a sense of hope : the good funeral / Thomas G. Long -- The grieving. Grief and the search for meaning / Thomas G. Long ; All saints, all souls : a coda / Thomas Lynch
Control code
ocn835596665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780664238537
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013003068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)835596665
Label
The good funeral : death, grief, and the community of care, Thomas G. Long, Thomas Lynch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why we do this. How we come to be the ones we are / Thomas Lynch ; Falling into ministry, learning about death / Thomas G. Long -- Caring for the dead. Humanity 101 / Thomas Lynch ; Habeas corpus-- not / Thomas G. Long -- -- Funeral directors and clergy. Our own worst enemies / Thomas Lynch ; Funeral directors : who needs them? / Thomas G. Long -- The funeral. The theory and practice of cremation / Thomas Lynch ; A sense of movement, a sense of meaning, a sense of hope : the good funeral / Thomas G. Long -- The grieving. Grief and the search for meaning / Thomas G. Long ; All saints, all souls : a coda / Thomas Lynch
Control code
ocn835596665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780664238537
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013003068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)835596665

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