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Disposal: What Do We Do With A Dead Body?1

Authors
  • Lampard, John1
  • 1 London, England , (United Kingdom)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Holiness
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Feb 04, 2022
Volume
7
Issue
1
Pages
15–23
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/holiness-2021-0003
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Research Article
License
Green

Abstract

This article looks at the different ways in which dead human bodies are disposed of in modern society, particularly in Britain, and examines the social, theological, liturgical, and practical issues they raise for the Christian Church. It argues that the churches have failed to reflect theologically on cremation. In particular, it argues that ashes remain part of the body and should be treated with equal respect; the ashes of a Christian should be buried. Finally, it looks at the effect of the COVID pandemic on funeral practices.

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