Good news for animals? : Christian approaches to animal well-being / edited by Charles Pinches and Jay B. McDaniel ; [contributors, Carol Adams ... et al.]

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Subjects: Animals--Religious aspects--Christianity
Animal welfare--Religious aspects--Christianity
Vegetarianism--Religious aspects--Christianity
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c1993
Series: Ecology and justice
Ecology and justice
LC Classification: B, BT
Physical Description: x, 258 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction
I. What Has Been Said about Animals in the Past?: The Western Christian Legacy 1
1. Caring for Animals: Biblical Stimulus for Ethical Reflection / George L. Frear, Jr. 3
2. Men, Women, and Beasts: Relations to Animals in Western Culture / Rosemary Radford Ruether 12
3. Beast-Machines and the Technocratic Reduction of Life: A Creation-Centered Perspective / William C. French 24
II. What Is Being Said about Animals Today?: Constructive Efforts to Include Animals in Christian Vision 45
4. Animals in Christian Perspective: Strangers, Friends, or Kin? / L. Shannon Jung 47
5. A Trinitarian Theology of the "Chief End" of "All Flesh" / Stanley Hauerwas, John Berkman 62
6. A God Who Loves Animals and a Church That Does the Same / Jay B. McDaniel 75
III. Should Christians Eat Animals?: Three Arguments for Vegetarianism 103
7. Pigs and Piety: A Theocentric Perspective on Food Animals / Gary L. Comstock 105
8. The Vampires Dilemma: Animal Rights and Parasitical Nature / Andrew Linzey 28
9. Feeding on Grace: Institutional Violence, Christianity, and Vegetarianism / Carol J. Adams 142
IV. How Should Christians Respond to Current Concerns for Animals?: Theoretical and Practical Considerations 161
10. African-American Resources for a More Inclusive Liberation Theology / Theodore Walker, Jr. 163
11. Economics for Animals As Well As People / John B. Cobb, Jr. 172
12. Each According to Its Kind: A Defense of Theological Speciesism / Charles Pinches 187
13. Christianity and the Oppression of Animals / Tom Regan 206
Appendix A. The State of the Animals: Human Impact on Wild and Domestic Animals / Richard M. Clugston 221
Appendix B. Liberating Life: A Report to the World Council of Churches 235
Bibliography 253
Additional Authors: Pinches, Charles Robert
McDaniel, Jay B. (Jay Byrd), 1949-
Notes: LCCN: 92041682
ISBN: 0883448661 :$39.95
ISBN: 0883448599 (pbk.) :$18.95
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-258)
OCLC Number: 27070470
ISBN/ISSN: 0883448661