Funeral Customs - Reference Materials


For the duration of the funeral customs assignment, all related library books from the list below may be found at the library's reference desk, and will not circulate. A copier is available in the library, and copies are 10 cents/page.

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LCCC Reference Books

Death and Bereavement Around the World (5 Volumes)
Call Number: REF BL 504 .D335; volumes 1-5
Collection: Reference

Volume 1: Major Religious Traditions
Religions covered: Hinduism; Buddhism; Judaism; Roman Catholicism; Greek Orthodox churches; Protestantism (Overview); Mennonite churches; Islam; Native American religions (Overview); Neo-Paganism

Volume 2: Death and Bereavement in the Americas
Topics: Canada; United States; Blacks/African Americans; Mexico; Jamaica; Panama; Colombia; Brazil; Peru; Argentina; Venezuela

Volume 3: Death and Bereavement in Europe
Topics: Belgium; Croatia; the British; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; the Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Russia; Sweden; Ukraine; Wales

Volume 4: Death and Bereavement in Asia; Australia; and New Zealand
Topics: Australia; New Zealand; the Maori; Hinduism – India/England; Israel; Japan (Chapters 6-8); Korea; Hong Kong; Taiwan; Chinese in Asia

Volume 5: Reflective Essays
Topics: End-of-Life Care; Children and Death Around the World; Ritual; Gender Differences and Death Customs Around the World; Suicide; AIDS; the Developing World; Romania; the Use of Names; Roadside Memorials; Spiritual Experiences with Loss; Spirituality, Dying, Death, and Bereavement.

How Different Religions View Death and Afterlife, 2nd Edition
Call Number: REF BL 504 .E53 1998
Collection: Reference

Topics: Assemblies of God; Baha'i; Baptist; Buddhism; Christian Science; Churches of Christ; Latter-day Saints; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism; Lutherans; Presbyterianism; Quakerism; Roman Catholicism; Seventh-day Adventist Church; Unitarian Universalists; Zoroastrianism

International Handbook of Funeral Customs
Call Number: REF GT 3150 .M27 1998
Collection: Reference

Religions: Buddhism; Christianity; Confucianism; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism
Geographic Areas
Asia: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei; Cambodia; China; Hong Kong; Remote Regions of China; Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Regions and Inner Mongolia; Tibetan Autonomous Region; India (Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Parsee, Sikh, Buddhist); Indonesia; Japan (Buddhist Temples, Shinto Shrines, Christian Churches, Islamic Mosques); North Korea; South Korea; Laos; Macqo; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam.

Oceania: American Samoa; Australia; Fiji; French Oceania; Guam; Kiribatu; The Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; New Zealand; North Mariana Islands; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Society Islands: Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Western Samoa

Africa: Algeria; Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso (Formerly Upper Volta); Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoro; Congo; Djibouti; Egypt; Equitorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bisau; Ivory Coast; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; 's Congo; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Middle East: Afghanistan; Bahrain; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Oman; Pakistan; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syria; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; Yemen

Europe: Albania; Andorra; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Great Britain (Armenian Orthodox Church, The Baptist Church, The Baptist Society, Christian Science, Christian Spiritualists, Church of England, Churches of Christ, Congregational Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Elim Church, Free Church of England, Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, French Protestant Huguenot Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran Church, Methodist Church, Moravian Church, Evangelical Christian Churches, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church of Wales, Roman Catholic Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthdox Church, Seventh-Day Adventists, Society of Friends, Swedenborgian Church, Swiss Protestant Church, Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, United Free Church of Scotland, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism); Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Monaco; the Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Vatican; Yugoslavia

Commonwealth of Independent States: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Georgia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgiztan; Moldova; Russia; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan

North and Central America: Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Canada; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Grenada; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Christopher and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; United States of America (Alaska, Hawaii)

South America: Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; Falkland Islands; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Uruguay; Venezuela

The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
Call Number: REF HQ 1073 .C374 2005
Collection: Reference

Topics: African Americans; Alaska Natives; American Indians; Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders; Buddhism; Catholicism; Chinese Culture; Christianity (Overview); Egypt, Ancient; Eskimos/Alaskan Natives; Greek Customs, Ancient; Hawaiian Native Customs; Hinduism; Hispanic Americans and Latinos; Islam; Judaism; Protestant; Taoism; Zoroastrianism

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