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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... Paul Shapiro , Campaigns Manager , Compassion Over Killing " The power of Norm Phelps's book comes from a combination of scholarly research and a deep understanding that love and compassion for all beings is the only foundation upon ...
... Paul Shapiro , Kim Stallwood , Barbara Stasz , and Vicki Stevens contributed ideas , comments , or encourage- ment that were instrumental to the completion of the manu- script in its final form . I thank them each and every one . Need ...
... Paul said vege- tarians have ' weak faith . ' " And on and on . I believe that to blame God for our own cruelty is blasphemy , and it is chilling to see how eagerly our religious leaders and teachers assign God the responsibility for ...
... Paul merely reflecting a common prej- udice of his day ? And if Paul's view of a group of his fellow human beings could reflect cultural bias as opposed to divine inspiration , why not his view of animals as well ? In 1 Corinthians 11 ...
... Paul was reflecting not God's eternal truth , but a cultural bias against women that was nearly universal in the ancient world . But an identical cultural bias against animals was even more widespread in Paul's society . If women can ...
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Eat Anything You Want
The Dominion of Love
Biblical Verses Relating to Human Treatment of Animals
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They Shall Be Yours for Food
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Kim W. Stallwood
Begrænset visning - 2002