|5001||Fulton Robert L. "The Clergyman and the Funeral Director: A Study in Role Conflict". Social Forces, 39( 1961): 317-323.|
Slightly more than a third of white Protestant and Catholic clergy returned questionnaires on the funeral. The Catholic emphasis is upon honoring the memory and body of the deceased, whereas the Protestant value of the funeral is for the peace and understanding of the survivors. Priests were more content with present-day funeral practices. Both Protestant and Catholic clergy regarded the funeral ceremony as one of their most significant rituals. There was less friction between funeral directors and priests than with Protestant ministers. Fulton suggests that a threatened loss of status influenced the Protestant ministers' antagonism.
|5002||Dittes James E. When the People Say No: Conflict and the Call to Ministry. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1979.|
A professor of psychology of religion makes grief a category with which a minster may understand the pains of that role and may also assist the minister in a recognition and identification with the griefs of parishioners.
|5003|| Linzer Norman. Understanding Bereavement and Grief. New York:|
KTAV Publishing House, 1977.
A wide variety of papers are presented by funeral service professionals, physicians, psychologists, social workers, educators, rabbis, priest and Protestant clergy on their services, problems, goals, theoretical and