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. Life and Not-Life in Thucydides’ Funeral Oration

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines life and not-life in Thucydides' funeral oration. It notes that it seems customary, for those who delivered funeral orations in the orator's city, to “praise the one who made ... More


Death

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines two areas of practice to illustrate how Ulster Presbyterians perceived both life and death. Section one deals with wakes, their social character, the various popular beliefs ... More


Conducting Worship

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the clergy's core task of leading worship in their parishes. It explores the evidence about Sunday services, about how frequently they were held, the manner in which they were ... More


 Pastoral Care from Cradle to Grave

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and Their Message in Basel, 1529-1629

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305760
eISBN:
9780199784912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305760.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The pastor’s pedagogical role dominated in all aspects of Reformed pastoral care: administering the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, visiting the sick, and preaching at funerals. Basel ... More


Who's Next?: Taking Children to Funerals: When, What Age, How

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the factors to consider in taking children to funerals, describing the case of Naomi, who decided to take all her daughters to the funeral of her grandmother. It suggests that ... More


Better to Remember Him as He Was: Who Should Be Part of the Mourning Rituals?

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the issue concerning who should be part of the mourning rituals. It describes the case of Edna, a woman in her seventies, who was having second thoughts about letting her ... More


Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Denise Carson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. The author of this book contrasts her ... More


The MCA and the Making of Modern American Religious Culture

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The defection of the MCA mission in Los Angeles to Pentecostalism in 1906 played an important role in the Azusa Street Revival. MCA evangelist A. G. Garr urged MCA adherents in Los Angeles to attend ... More


Mortuary and Literary Laments: A Comparison

Roland Enmarch

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Laments’ have long been recognised as an important and long-lived part of Egyptian written culture, appearing in widely differing contexts, including as captions to mourning scenes in tombs from the ... More


Methodist Funerals

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Compared with marriage rites, Methodist burial rites and performances of funerals changed relatively slowly over two centuries. Such conservatism, however, masks the shifts in pastoral and ... More


From House Calls to Funeral Homes: Changing Relations between the Living and the Dead

Gary Laderman

in Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183559
eISBN:
9780199850198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183559.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By the start of the 20th century, the relationship between the living and the dead in the United States had begun to change dramatically. In many ways, the intimacy that had connected the physical ... More


Explaining the American Funeral, 1918–1963

Gary Laderman

in Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183559
eISBN:
9780199850198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183559.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The funeral industry was generating billions of dollars for funeral directors, casket and vault manufacturers, cemetery owners, florists, embalming-chemical companies, and other burial-related ... More


The Popes

Amy Welborn

in Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374360
eISBN:
9780199871902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374360.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes coverage of Pope John-Paul II’s funeral and appraisals of the incoming Benedict XVI. Direct coverage of the occasions themselves was usually very good, especially because ... More


The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Ondrej Beránek and Pavel Tupek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In various parts of the Islamic world over the past decades, virulent attacks have targeted Islamic funeral and sacral architecture. Rather than being random acts of vandalism, these are associated ... More


 Teaching Outside the Classroom

Kathleen Garces‐Foley

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the classroom we can light incense, listen to dirges, watch videos of funerals, and pass around a cremation urn, but these encounters with the intersection of death and religion are taken out of ... More


Memories of Music, Memories through Music

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the types and functions of Sibe music. It provides biographical sketches of village musicians including Ga'altu of the Anjia clan, Guo Rongxing, and a certain Shoulintai. The ... More


Thrēnos and Ritual Lament

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Greek tragedy evokes Thrēnos and other forms of ritual funerary song. The chapter begins with a discussion of the Greek ritual lament, and seeks continuities between the ... More


From Eulogy to Biography: The French Academic Eloge

Peter France

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on academic eulogy, a component of biography that urges to celebrate. It also examines how biography developed in the eulogies of the various French academies. Epideictic ... More


Death and didacticism

Anna Linton

in Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233366
eISBN:
9780191716331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233366.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on didactic elements and the specific formal devices that support them. Funerals were an ideal opportunity for ministers to teach their congregations important lessons. The ... More


Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America

Gary Laderman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183559
eISBN:
9780199850198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183559.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Though it has often been passionately criticized—as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan—the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in ... More


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