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Bibil Identifier bibil:204413
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Sociological Functions of Funeral Mourning
Title (English, ) Illustrations from the Old Testament and Africa
Author Ademiluka, S.O.
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 22, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 9-20 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Funeral mourning is an essential rite of passage in many societies. While there are differences among those aspects peculiar to each culture, there are certain motifs common to mourning in all cultures. Among such common motifs are the sociological functions which in most cultures are served by funeral mourning rituals. Hence this study examines the sociological functions that funeral mourning serves in the Old Testament and in Africa. The fact that mourning serves certain functions in the society has an implication for theology in Africa.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Burial (Places and Customs)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Death
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
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