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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... Hands Are Covered with Blood . 9 : They Shall Be Yours for Food 10 : Fish Stories II : What Did Jesus Eat ? 12 : The Sparrow and the Lamb 13 : The Gospel of Mercy 14 : Does God Care about Oxen ? 15 : Eat Anything You Want ...
... hands demonstrates the wisdom of the Catholic historian 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 ...
... hands as the pastor offered thanks to God for the food we were about to eat . The obscenity of thanking God for the suffering and death that were on our plates never occurred to any of us . We had all been corrupted , as had our church ...
... hands . 1 And no project that depends on human agency has ever been perfect or ever will be . Therefore , the Bible , like all inspired scriptures , is an amalgam of divine inspiration and all - too- human intrusion . Divinely inspired ...
... a temple for the sadistic amusement of the celebrants . On learning where he was , Samson asked his guard to place one of his hands on each of the two central pillars supporting the temple . Then , with a prayer to God Cruelty is Atheism ...
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