A Funeral Manual

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Aug 9, 1994 - Religion - 200 pages
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A sensitive resource for planning and conducting Christian funerals and providing pastoral care to the bereaved. Written from the perspective of the resurrection of the body rather than that of the immortality of the soul, this book seeks to make the funeral service a celebration of hope. Includes a selection of funeral rites, selecting music, and developing church policy statements.

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Contents

THE CHRISTIAN FUNERAL SERVICE
3
PLANNING THE SERVICE
7
CONDUCTING THE SERVICE
16
MUSIC AND OTHER RESOURCES
22
THE FUNERAL SERMON
28
DEVELOPING A CHURCH POLICY ON FUNERALS
37
FUNERAL LITURGIES
47
A UNITED METHODIST SERVICE
49
A UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST SERVICE
122
A BAPTIST SERVICE
144
A LUTHERAN SERVICE
148
SERVICE FOR THE BURIAL OF A CHILD
163
A FREE SERVICE
170
MUSIC FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE
173
MODEL SERMONS
178
SELECTED SCRIPTURE PASSAGES
186

AN EPISCOPAL SERVICE
72
A PRESBYTERIAN SERVICE
87
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
196
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An author and retired minister of Middle Tennessee Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA). He is a graduate of Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He also studied at New College, University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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