3. Looking to History for Insights

Caring for the Dying and the Dead: Looking to History for Insights


How has the church offered care for the dying and memorialized the dead in previous times of plague? What practical lessons might we adopt for today?


Thomas G. Long
Author of Accompany Them with Singing–The Christian Funeral; Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University


Remi Chiu
Associate Professor and Music Program Director, Loyola University Maryland

Vanessa Harding
Professor of London History, Birkbeck University of London

Markus Rathey
Professor in the Practice of Music History, Yale Institute of Sacred Music and School of Music

James M. Starke
Director of the Office of Divine Worship, Diocese of Arlington