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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. This book includes selections from the following: the Bible, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, Karl Barth, St. Bonaventure, John Calvin, Rene Descartes, Austin Farrer, John Hick, St. Irenaeus, St. John of the Cross, C. S. Lewis, St. Thomas More, E. F. Schumacher, Albert Scheweitzer, Paul Tillich, Leo Tolstoy, Alec Vidler, John Wesley, and others"
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1556356889 ISBN13 9781556356889
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More About Andrew Linzey
Andrew Linzeyis Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a member of the Faculty of Theology at at Oxford University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Animal Rights: A Christian Assessment; Christianity and the Rights of Animals; and Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics.
Andrew Linzey has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford.
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A Spiritual Book Of Great Essays Regarding Animals May 2, 2006
I am shocked that nobody has reviewed this invaluable book. It contains essays by mystical saints and Christian luminaries including John Wesley, Albert Schweitzer, Bishop Butler, C.S. Lewis and Leo Tolstoy. All the aforementioned loved animals and wrote on subjects such as vegetarianism, vivisection, an afterlife for animals and cruelty in general. The most compelling essays pertain to an afterlife for animals and the idea that all life is sacredly interconnected because men and animals both emanate from the same omnipotent Creator! Being cruel to animals is an egregious affront to their Creator !