A Faith Embracing All Creatures

A Faith Embracing All Creatures

Addressing Commonly Asked Questions About Christian Care for Animals

Book - 2012
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"What is the purpose of animals? Didn't God give humans dominion over other creatures? Didn't Jesus eat lamb? These are the kinds of questions that Christians who advocate compassion toward other animals regularly face. Yet Christians who have a faith-based commitment to care for other animals through what they eat, what they wear, and how they live with other creatures are often unsure how to address these biblically and theologically based challenges. In A Faith Embracing All Creatures, authors from various denominational, national, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds wrestle with the text, theology, and tradition to explain the roots of their desire to live peaceably with their nonhuman kin. Together, they show that there are no easy answers on "what the Bible says about animals." Instead, there are nuances and complexities, which even those asking these questions may be unaware of. Editors Andy Alexis-Baker and Tripp York have gathered a collection of essays that wrestle with these nuances and tensions in Scripture around nonhuman animals. In so doing, they expand the discussion of nonviolence, peacemaking, and reconciliation to include the oft-forgotten other members of God's good creation." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781610977012
1610977017
Branch Call Number: 205.693 F172F 2012
Characteristics: xviii, 194 pages ; 23 cm

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Jul 10, 2016

This was an interesting, and eye opening book. It is written as an expanded FAQ, and really made me go back and read the bible again while paying attention to the details. If you like this book, I would strongly suggest the other two in the series (just search for "Tripp York" as the author).

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