Concerning Funerals: The Practice and Theology of Funeral Rites in the Church of Scotland since 1945 (Part I)

Author: 
Ian Gough

Ian Gough writes on the practice and theology of funeral rites in the Church of Scotland since 1945 against a background of lessening Christian commitment coupled with an apparently little-diminished desire for religious funeral rites. In this first article, he deals with The Venue, noting the influential role of undertakers; The Music, in which the trend towards the unconventional is noted; and Scriptural Sentences and the Liturgy of the Word.

Reference: 
Volume 39 Spring 2004, p30