With Andrew Linzey
This wonderful and sanctifying book is replete with meditations and prayers written by some of history’s most prominent saints, religious leaders, spiritual icons and enlightened humanitarians. It is very compelling in light of the fact that so many spiritual luminaries have had reverence for all God’s creatures throughout numerous centuries. The Reverend Andrew Linzey adeptly selected illuminated passages and adroitly edited this literary treasure of compassion for animals! People who love animals will be fortified when they realize that so many benevolent and great minds share their kinship and bond with other creatures.
Edited with Rev. Andrew Linzey
Hoping to revive an earlier interest in animal protection efforts on the part of the church, the editors have collected writings by numerous Christian leaders Aquinas, Calvin, C.S. Lewis, Albert Schweitzer, John Wesley, Paul Tillich, Karl Barth, and more that span a range of attitudes on subjects like the problem of animal pain and the question of animal redemption. Some pieces affirm human dominance (the Calvinist view), but more endorse Victor Hugo’s “great ethic” that calls for deeper respect for creaturely life. Unusual and intriguing.
The issues of animal rights and the use of animals in scientific experimentation are fraught with controversy. In an effort to define the bases of such strong emotional response towards an ethical issue, this book presents the teachings of the major religions of the world concerning animals and, more specifically, their use in science.Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Confucianism are represented in this collection of eight essays by religious authorities. Scriptural writings, written and oral tradition, law, religious parables, and even folklore are used to illustrate the position of each religion on this question.
Why do elephants bury their dead? What makes birds sing and cranes dance? Do animals appreciate art? Do they know the difference between right and wrong? Do they experience awe and wonder? In this revised second edition of his celebrated book, Reverend Gary Kowalski combines heartwarming stories with solid science to show that other creatures are not insensitive objects devoid of feeling and intellect but thinking, sentient beings with an inward, spiritual life.