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Larue, Gerald A.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 5,962 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Controversial literature  Handbooks and manuals  Terms and phrases 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: R726, 174.24
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gerald A Larue
 
Most widely held works by Gerald A Larue
Euthanasia and religion : a survey of the attitudes of world religions to the right-to-die by Gerald A Larue( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om forskellige religioners holdning til aktiv og passiv dødshjælp og selvmord
Ancient myth and modern man by Gerald A Larue( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical v. secular ethics : the conflict( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Establishing acceptable norms of behaviour and consistent standards of conduct has been part of the human enterprise since the dawn of time. Without principles of ethics and the moral rules that affect individual behaviour, humankind would plunge into a state of chaotic indifference, insecurity, and unending fear. But while few question the need for moral guidance, a growing number of people believe that the only ethic worth considering must rest on a biblical foundation. Is morality dependent upon God and "revealed truths" found in scripture? Must this claim be accepted without question lest we risk the torment of eternal damnation for questioning it?Without critical evaluation and careful scrutiny, there is little hope of distinguishing truth from unfounded belief. How valuable is the Bible as a source for ethical truth? Do the scriptures truly have the insight needed to guide humankind safely through the moral dilemmas of modern society? What constitutes a biblical ethic? Should the Bible be construed as the only basis for moral teaching? Is it really the final authority on moral issues, or are there secular alternatives that can serve as guides to acceptable conduct within the human community?A distinguished group of social philosophers, biblical scholars, and ethicists met at the University of Richmond, Virginia, under the aegis of the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion (CSER) and its Biblical Criticism Research Project, to address these and related questions. The essays in this provocative work demonstrate a diversity of perspective and breadth of insight that will shed much needed light on the nature of ethics." -- Publisher's description
Jesus in history and myth( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at an international symposium held at the University of Michigan in April 1985 on Jesus and the gospels
Geroethics : a new vision of growing old in America by Gerald A Larue( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics embraces concepts of rights and privileges, duties and obligations, choices and their outcomes. In Geroethics: A New Vision of Growing Old in America author Gerald A. Larue shows how social values impact on elders in the United States and how older persons, and those who advocate on their behalf, may respond to the attitudes and actions of others. Dreams and goals, rights and responsibilities, self-respect and personal dignity shouldn't fade with the passing of youth. This latest addition to the Golden Age series offers the elderly and those who care for them a vibrant new look at the challenges of aging: the role elders can and do play in shaping and changing society's views of its oldest members, regaining control of important life choices, and the struggle to live a meaningful and independent existence free of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty
Playing God : fifty religions' views on your right to die by Gerald A Larue( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament life and literature by Gerald A Larue( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and the Bible by Gerald A Larue( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-term care in an aging society : choices and challenges for the '90s by Gerald A Larue( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babylon and the Bible by Gerald A Larue( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The supernatural, the occult, and the Bible by Gerald A Larue( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your future in archaeology by Gerald A Larue( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the job opportunities in archaeology and the educational and training requirements necessary for a career in this field
Freethought across the centuries : toward a new age of enlightenment by Gerald A Larue( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient myth and modern life by Gerald A Larue( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nurturing respect : giving children an understanding of their elders by Gerald A Larue( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesed in the Bible by Nelson Glueck( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aids to worship : from the revised standard version Bible( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of ethical humanism by Gerald A Larue( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of positive humanism by Gerald A Larue( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing God : deciding your life and death by Gerald A Larue( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, physicians had only to place a feather beneath the nose of a patient to determine if he or she was "lifeless." Modern science has eclipsed such methods, and brought with it new dilemmas. Euthanasia, physician-assisted death, suicide, DNR (Do-not-resuscitate) - all are sticky modern questions which strike to the heart of American religious and moral beliefs. Playing God offers readers a voice of reason - a spiritual resource guide they can use to make their own informed moral stand. Dr. Larue has probed 50 religions from around the world about their attitudes toward the "right to die." His in-depth profiles include Judaism, Roman Catholic, Greek and Russian Orthodox, Lutheran, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Baptist, Congregational, Mennonite, Moravian, Society of Friends (Quaker), Church of Nazarene, Jehovah's Witness, Seventh-Day Adventist, Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), Christian Science, Unification, Theosophical Society, American Ethical Union, American Humanist Association, Islam, Baha'is, Hinduism, and Buddhism. In each chapter Larue reproduces official documents issued by that particular religion, and talks unofficially with both named and unnamed religious leaders. The final chapter reproduces the full text of Oregon's Measure 16 - the Death with Dignity Act - with comments on the controversial bill
 
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Euthanasia and religion : a survey of the attitudes of world religions to the right-to-die
Alternative Names
Gerald A. Larue American biblical scholar, professor of gerontology at USC, and humanist

Gerald A. Larue Amerikaans hoogleraar (1916-2014)

Larue, Gerald.

Larue, Gerald A.

Languages
English (74)

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Jesus in history and mythGeroethics : a new vision of growing old in AmericaPlaying God : fifty religions' views on your right to dieSex and the BibleLong-term care in an aging society : choices and challenges for the '90sThe supernatural, the occult, and the BibleNurturing respect : giving children an understanding of their eldersPlaying God : deciding your life and death