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The Biblical Basis for Vegetarianism: The Preference of the Edenic Diet in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Sources
     

The Biblical Basis for Vegetarianism: The Preference of the Edenic Diet in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Sources

by Mikhah Ben David
 
This book will explore the Biblical basis for vegetarianism as a preferred diet in the Abrahamic traditions. It will lay the foundation for this discussion in the Jewish scriptures, which Christianity purports to grow out of, and which the Qur’ān repeatedly says that it accepts the validity of. A lengthy discussion regarding this somewhat controversial

Overview

This book will explore the Biblical basis for vegetarianism as a preferred diet in the Abrahamic traditions. It will lay the foundation for this discussion in the Jewish scriptures, which Christianity purports to grow out of, and which the Qur’ān repeatedly says that it accepts the validity of. A lengthy discussion regarding this somewhat controversial point is beyond the scope of the study at hand. It will suffice to note to the reader that the Qur’ān itself claims that it brought nothing new (41.43; 42.13; 46.9; 46.10, et al.), but was a “reminder” (15.6; 15:10; 36:10) to people familiar with Biblical stories, of the Torah that was with them, “between your hands” (e.g. 5.43), rather than a previous version of the Bible no longer in our possession. With this basic fact established, this text will follow the foundations of vegetarianism in the Jewish Bible into the proto and pre-Christian sources, looking at the Paulian origins of anti-vegetarianism in the Christian Testament. It will then conclude with a detailed examination of what the Islāmic source material says on the matter of vegetarianism, animal welfare, and will similarly offer a critical new translation of Arabic cognates with Biblical terms which will shed more light on the subject, and perhaps offer clarity to the context of Muhammad’s statements regarding kindness to non-human animals.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014479981
Publisher:
New Dawn Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
71 KB

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