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Die begrafnisdiens

M. J. du P Beukes
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 45, No 2 | a2260 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v45i2.2260 | © 1989 M. J. du P Beukes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 January 1989 | Published: 08 January 1989

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Abstract

The burial service
The goal of this study is to indicate that the burialservice is not only the concern of the family, but also that of the church - it is a church-family concern. Biblical and historical data for the greater part confirm this statement. The Church Reformers considered the burial service in principal as a church matter. From the point of view that the burial service is a church-family matter, the church has the responsibility to define the burial service in respect of practical-theological guidelines whilst also taking the needs of the family into consideration.

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