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A study on the changes of Act on funeral services and its direction of legislation

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2015, 72(), pp.399-418
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Lee, Dong-Chan 1

1강릉원주대학교

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ABSTRACT

The funeral services has been affected by thoughts or religions in each ages. The cremation for funeral services was generally conducted during the Korea age, but the burial was more common during the Chosun age. And the funeral tradition during the Chosun Dynasty has greatly influenced on today’s funeral service. As a result, the funeral consciousness that prefer the burial to the cremation has existed in Korea until today. This funeral consciousness has made a serious social problem based on the cemetery. Therefore, the nation made the law on funeral services to solve the social problem owing to cemetery and has enforced it. Recently, a fundamental change of funeral consciousness that cremation increases sharply in funeral services has been occurring in our country. This change can be a result that the state and social organizations steadily promote people to the change of funeral consciousness and lead them. This change of funeral consciousness should be supported by law, not to end in preferences for it but to be settled as culture, practical and realistic This paper described the change of Act on Funeral Services, etc. and its contents. Also, this paper discussed the change of funeral consciousness and the legislative direction about the funeral.

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