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Animals and Christianity A Book of Readings

ISBN-10: 1556356889
ISBN-13: 9781556356889
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Description: What does the Christian tradition say about the condition and rights of animals? This helpful and timely anthology of selections from the Bible and from the great Christian thinkers of all times is an essential primer for those who care about  More...

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Book details

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

What does the Christian tradition say about the condition and rights of animals? This helpful and timely anthology of selections from the Bible and from the great Christian thinkers of all times is an essential primer for those who care about animals. The book is organized around four themes-Attitudes to Creation; the Problem of Pain; the Question of Animal Redemption; and Reverence, Responsibilities, and Rights-and concludes with a section on practical issues-Animal Experimentation, Fur-Trapping, Hunting for Sport, Intensive Farming, and Killing for Food. Book jacket.

Andrew Linzey is a member of the Faculty of Theology, Oxford University, and Bede Jarrett Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars. He is also honorary professor in theology at Birmingham University and special professor at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. He has written or edited twenty books, including Aninal Theology, Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care, and Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics.Paul Barry Clarke, as a teacher and researcher in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, has written and edited over twelve books in political philosophy. He is the author of Autonomy Unbound, Deep Citizenship, and Citizenship, and has recently coedited and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought.

Tom Regan is professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Introduction: 'A Great Ethic'
Acknowledgments
Attitudes to Creation
Introduction
On Creation, Covenant and Interdependence
Old Testament Attitudes to Nature
Man as Master over Creation
The Pre-eminence of Man
The Purpose of Creation
Christology and Creation
The Life of St Francis
Cosmic Awareness
The Problem of Pain
Introduction
On the Pains and Status of Animals
Animals Are Machines
Divine Indifference
The Pains of Animals
Explaining Animal Pain
Providence and Compassion
Theodicy and Animal Welfare
The Question of Animal Redemption
Introduction
On Afterlife and Cosmic Redemption
The Peace of the Rational Soul
The Immortality of Brutes
All Things in Christ
Beautifying the Creatures
Animals in Heaven?
Christ as the Saviour of the Universe
Speculation about Animals
The General Deliverance
Sentient Afterlife
Redemption of Other Worlds
Animal Resurrection
Reverence, Responsibilities and Rights
Introduction
On the Right Treatment of Animals
The Ethic of Reverence for Life
A Reply to Schweitzer
The Lawful Treatment of Animals
The Duty of Mercy
Animals Have No Rights
The Theos-Rights of Animals
A Critique of Animal Rights
A Reply to Griffiths
Positive and Negative Rights
Practical Issues
Introduction
On Animal Sacrifices and Killing for Food
Animal Experimentation
The Question of Vivisection
Justified Use of Animals
A Case for Abolition
Obligations to the Creator
Fur-Trapping
In Defence of Fur-Trapping
A Reply to the Bishops
Hunting for Sport
Lawful Recreations
Why Utopians Do Not Hunt
Christian Faith and the Moral Aspect of Hunting
The Right to Hunt
Intensive Farming
Ethical Issues in Intensive Farming
Animals Are Ends-in-Themselves
Justifiable Killing
Killing for Food
The First Step
Sermon on Vegetarianism
The Tyranny of Vegetarianism
Empty Gluttony
For Further Reading
Notes on Contributors

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