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The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics

Edited by: Andrew Linzey , Clair Linzey

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138592728
eBook ISBN: 9780429489846
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429489846
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Book description

The ethical treatment of non-human animals is an increasingly significant issue, directly affecting how people share the planet with other creatures and visualize themselves within the natural world. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics is a key reference source in this area, looking specifically at the role religion plays in the formation of ethics around these concerns.

Featuring thirty-five chapters by a team of international contributors, the handbook is divided into two parts. The first gives an overview of fifteen of the major world religions? attitudes towards animal ethics and protection. The second features five sections addressing the following topics:

  • Human Interaction with Animals
  • Killing and Exploitation
  • Religious and Secular Law
  • Evil and Theodicy
  • Souls and Afterlife

This handbook demonstrates that religious traditions, despite often being anthropocentric, do have much to offer to those seeking a framework for a more enlightened relationship between humans and non-human animals. As such, The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, theology, and animal ethics as well as those studying the philosophy of religion and ethics more generally.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  African Religions Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Anglican Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Buddhism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Confucianism and Daoism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Evangelical Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hinduism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Islam Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Jainism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Judaism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Mormonism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Native American Religion Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Orthodox Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Rastafarianism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Roman Catholicism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sikh Dharam Download PDF
Chapter  16:  “Nations Like Yourselves” Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Invoking Another World Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A New Ethic of Holiness Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Franciscan Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Animals in Christian and Muslim Thought Download PDF
Chapter  21:  “You Shall Not Eat Any Abominable Thing” (Deut. 14:3) – An Examination of the Old Testament Food Laws with Animal Ethics in Mind Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Eden’s Diet Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Religion, Ethics, and Vegetarianism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Sacred and Mundane Cow Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Exposing the Harm in Euthanasia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Animals in Western Christian Canon Law Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Catholic Law on Bullfighting Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Legal Responses to Questions of Animal Ethics and Religious Freedom Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Veganism as a Legally Protected Religion Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Gratuitous Animal Suffering and the Evidential Problem of Evil Download PDF
Chapter  31:  How Good is Nature? The Fall, Evolution, and Predation Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Evolution, Animal Suffering, and Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Buddhist Rebirth, Reincarnation, and Animal Welfare Download PDF
Chapter  34:  A Spark Divine? Animal Souls and Animal Welfare in Nineteenth-Century Britain Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Difference Bodily Resurrection Makes Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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