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Master of Divinity (M.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Acts 9:38; 1 Corinthians 15:44; 1 Corinthians 15:48; 1 Corinthians 15:50; 1 Corinthians 6:13-21; 1 Kings 17:21; 1 Kings 2:2; 2 Samuel 14:14; Ephesians 2:1; Ezekiel 13:18,19; Galatians 5:16; Genesis 3:19; Genesis 35:18; Jeremiah 15:9; Job 7:21; John 11:44; John 14:19; John 19:39; Joshua 23:14; Mark 15:46; Mark 16:1; Psalm 39:13; Romans 1:32; Romans 5:12; Romans 8:5-6;
This paper, therefore, will attempt to point out the approach which the church should take regarding the various cultural practices prevalent in the American funeral rite. After a brief historical perspective, it will examine the theological concepts of the body, death and the resurrection, and the psychological concepts of grief and mourning. With this as a basis for analysis, some of the cultural practices of the American funeral rite will be considered.
Matzat, William, "The Church's Approach to Death and the Funeral" (1966). Master of Divinity Thesis. 75.
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