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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... exploitation , it is books like Dominion of Love that will save the church from becoming , as Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. forewarned , ' an irrelevant social club , ' and instead place it where it belongs : at the forefront of the ...
... exploitation that are often made on the basis of the Bible . Most chapters incorporate insights and perspectives from both Jewish and Christian authorities . The subjects we are discussing are not matters regarding which Jews and ...
... exploitation of animals . When we read in the Bible stories of God commanding or condoning the killing of animals , we should remember these tales of barbarities that God is accused of ordering against human beings . If we do not regard ...
... exploit animals for our own purposes , but that we should do so " humanely , " and try to mitigate their suffering as much as is consistent with the purpose for which we are using them . Likewise , the Bible teaches a slave protection ...
... exploitation who quote specific Biblical passages are " right . " There are many places where the Bible does , indeed , say that these practices have divine approval , and no amount of creative translation or sophisticated ...
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