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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... 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 Singer's eternal Treblinka . I grew up in a devout Southern Baptist ...
... believe demonstrate divine approval . They tell us that Genesis 9 : 3 grants us permission to eat meat . Or that in Acts 10 , God told Peter he could kill and eat every kind of animal . There is certainly no shortage of such passages in ...
... believe that the God of love and compassion described elsewhere in the Bible ordered these atrocities ? Would any Jew or Christian today consider that these stories justify ethnic cleansing in the Balkans , genocide in Rwanda , or ...
... believe that God inspired Paul to the view that Cretans were all vicious liars and lazy gluttons , or was 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 ...
... believe that human slavery is ethically accept- able — not to mention ethnic cleansing , genocide , and rape . But in a deeper sense , those who used the Bible to defend slavery were indeed wrong , and among the first to point that out ...
What Did Jesus Eat?
The Sparrow and the Lamb
The Gospel of Mercy
Does God Care about Oxen?
Eat Anything You Want
The Dominion of Love
Biblical Verses Relating to Human Treatment of Animals
Suggestions for Further Reading
They Shall Be Yours for Food
A Primer on Animal Rights: Leading Experts Write about Animal Cruelty and ...
Kim W. Stallwood
Begrænset visning - 2002