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Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories
Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories

Gerald A. Larue — an ordained minister who became an agnostic, archeologist, religious scholar and debunker of claims such as Lazarus rising from the dead and the discovery of Noah's ark — has died. He was 98. The longtime USC professor of religion and gerontology died Wednesday in Newport Beach after a stroke, said his son, David. "He was an inspirational thinker, and that's an oxymoron, especially in religion," said USC professor of gerontology Vern Bengtson. "You find people who are an inspiration and people who are thinkers; they often do not go together. But Gerry was able to do that." ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Gerald A. Larue: In the...

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