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1. Introduction; 2. The postmodern context and the recognition of a need for ritual; 3. Grieving in a postmodern era; 4. Being and doing in the pastoral and spiritual care of the bereaved; 5. Ritualising death - formal and informal moments; 6. Co-construction - meeting spiritual needs and facilitating grief; 7. Co-construction - opportunities for the church; 8. Paradigm shifts; Appendix: Ritual resources - sacred and secular.

About the Author

Ewan Kelly initially studied medicine and worked as a junior doctor before completing a theology degree and becoming ordained as a Church of Scotland minister. He is now Lecturer in Pastoral Theology in the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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Review in Church Times, February 2009 Mention --Book News, November 2008 Mention -Book News, November 2008 Mention Book News, November 2008 ."..the possibility should be offered and planned for, if we take the research and insights of this book as seriously as it deserves." Theology, November 2009 ..".the possibility should be offered and planned for, if we take the research and insights of this book as seriously as it deserves." Theology, November 2009

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