The Dominion of Love: Animal Rights According to the Bible
Lantern Books, 2002 - 208 sider
Many commentators and users of the Bible have, over the centuries and up to the present day, used the Bible to argue that animals have no rights, that they were put on this earth for our use, and that we have no obligations to them.
In his cogent, honest, and fully researched and referenced work, The Dominion of Love, Norm Phelps attempts to encourage all who revere the Bible as holy scripture to open their hearts to the suffering that we inflict upon our nonhuman neighbors. He shows that the right of animals not to be imprisoned, harmed, and killed for our benefit flows naturally from the Bible's message of love and compassion and argues that this is the message of the Bible's most important passages dealing with our relationship to animals. He further responds to the defenses of animal exploitation that are often made based on the Bible.
Beautifully written, The Dominion of Love is an essential addition to a growing body of literature that argues for a compassionate and non-exploitative reading of Holy Scripture.
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... Lord Acton , who said , " Power tends to corrupt , and absolute power corrupts absolutely . " Our power over animals is so total and universal that we are hardly aware of it . Daily we sacrifice their lives to our convenience with ...
... Lord , please hear my prayer and make this bear a Christian bear . " When he looked up he was amazed to see the animal standing with folded paws and bowed head . " Lord , " the bear said , " I thank Thee for this food which I am about ...
... Lord had commanded Moses , and they killed every male . " ( Numbers 31 : 7 ) They took the women and children prisoner , which angered Moses , who told his officers to " kill every male among the little ones , and kill every woman who ...
... Lord while a slave , is the Lord's freedman ; like- wise , he who was called while free , is Christ's slave ... Brethren , each one is to remain with God in that condition in which he was called . " ( 1 Corinthians 7 : 20-24 ) Becoming ...
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