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

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.

Volume 39 Spring 2004, p30