Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Law and Religion, v.XIII, no.2, (1998-99), p.417-421 SIEC No: 20040226

This document reviews the book “A Different Death: Euthanasia & the Christian Tradition,” by E J Larson & D W Amundsen, which is an historical analysis of Christian thinking about suicide & euthanasia. The reviewer argues that the book’s scholarship has strong bearing on the West’s history & tradition relating to suicide, & thus on the current debate over assisted suicide & euthanasia. Constructive criticisms of the book are offered.