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

Ian Gough

In a second article on the subject Ian Gough deals with the prayers used in funeral rites in the Church of Scotland since 1945 and the theology which they reflect. He gives evidence of a changing emphasis in what is said in relationship both to the bereaved and the deceased, and notes continuing sensitivity in some quarters to anything that appears to be prayer for the dead and in others of language which seems to make a distinction between the committed and the uncommitted.

Volume 40 Winter 2004, p11