Good News for Animals?: Christian Approaches to Animal Well-Being

Good News for Animals?: Christian Approaches to Animal Well-Being

by Charles Pinches
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592446019

ISBN-13: 9781592446018

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

In Good News for Animals? fifteen men and women debate the ambiguous legacy of Christian approaches to animals and their well-being. The book is structured by four questions: What has been said about animals in the past? What is being said about animals today? How should Christians respond to current concerns about animals?

Contributors:

Carol

Overview

In Good News for Animals? fifteen men and women debate the ambiguous legacy of Christian approaches to animals and their well-being. The book is structured by four questions: What has been said about animals in the past? What is being said about animals today? How should Christians respond to current concerns about animals?

Contributors:

Carol Adams

John Berkman

Richard M. Clugston

John B. Cobb Jr.

Gary Comstock

George Frear

William French

Stanley Hauerwas

L. Shannon Jung

Andrew Linzey

Theodore Walker

Tom Regan

Rosemary Radford Ruether

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592446018
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
What Has Been Said about Animals in the Past?: The Western Christian Legacy     1
Caring for Animals: Biblical Stimulus for Ethical Reflection   George L. Frear, Jr.     3
Men, Women, and Beasts: Relations to Animals in Western Culture   Rosemary Radford Ruether     12
Beast-Machines and the Technocratic Reduction of Life: A Creation-Centered Perspective   William C. French     24
What Is Being Said about Animals Today?: Constructive Efforts to Include Animals in Christian Vision     45
Animals in Christian Perspective: Strangers, Friends, or Kin?   L. Shannon Jung     47
A Trinitarian Theology of the "Chief End" of "All Flesh"   Stanley Hauerwas   John Berkman     62
A God Who Loves Animals and A Church That Does the Same   Jay B. McDaniel     75
Should Christians Eat Animals?: Three Arguments for Vegetarianism     103
Pigs and Piety: A Theocentric Perspective on Food Animals   Gary L. Comstock     105
The Vampire's Dilemma: Animal Rights and Parasitical Nature   Andrew Linzey     128
Feeding on Grace: Institutional Violence, Christianity, and Vegetarianism   Carol J. Adams     142
How Should Christians Respond to Current Concerns for Animals?: Theoretical and Practical Considerations     161
African-American Resources for a More Inclusive Liberation Theology   Theodore Walker, Jr.     163
Economics for Animals as Well as People   John B. Cobb, Jr.     172
Each According to Its Kind: A Defense of Theological Speciesism   Charles Pinches     187
Christianity and the Oppression of Animals   Tom Regan     206
The State of the Animals: Human Impact on Wild and Domestic Animals   Richard M. Clugston     221
Liberating Life: A Report to the World Council of Churches     235
Bibliography     253

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