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

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Charles Robert Pinches, Jay Byrd McDaniel
Orbis Books, 1993 - Nature - 258 pages
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Structured by four questions, What has been said about animals in the past?; What is being said about animals today?; Should Christians eat animals?; and How should Christians respond to current concerns about animals?, here are timely and revealing debates from William French, Rosemary Radford Ruehter, John Berkman, Gary Comstock, Andews Linzey, and others.

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Contents

What Has Been Said about Animals in the Past?
1
MEN WOMEN AND BEASTS
12
BEASTMACHINES AND THE TECHNOCRATIC REDUCTION
24
What Is Being Said about Animals Today?
45
A TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY OF THE CHIEF END OF ALL
62
A GOD WHO LOVES ANIMALS AND A CHURCH THAT DOES
75
Should Christians Eat Animals?
103
FEEDING ON GRACE
142
How Should Christians Respond to Current Concerns
161
ECONOMICS FOR ANIMALS AS WELL AS PEOPLE
172
EACH ACCORDING TO ITS KIND
187
CHRISTIANITY AND THE OPPRESSION OF ANIMALS
206
Appendix A THE STATE OF THE ANIMALS
221
Appendix B LIBERATING LIFE
235
BIBLIOGRAPHY
253
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About the author (1993)

Charles Pinches is Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Scranton.

McDaniel is Director, Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy, and Associate Professor of Religion, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas.

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