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Date of Award

12-6-2002

Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies

Department

School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Allan Bouley OSB

Abstract

In this essay, after giving some details about the richness and the defects in Christian funerals in China, I also analyze why do these richness and effects happen in Christian funeral in China: all these happen because of inculturation of Christian funeral in China.

Focusing on the future, I give some suggestions that can cope with the deficiencies. In the last part, I suggest some pastoral aspects for the inculturation of Christian funeral in China. I do believe that good funeral rites are not the final purpose of renewing the liturgy; rather the improvement of our Christian faith within Chinese culture and background is our primary purpose.

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