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A communion of subjects: : animals in religion, science, and ethics, Paul Waldau and Kimberley Patton, editors, (ebook)

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A communion of subjects: : animals in religion, science, and ethics
Title
A communion of subjects:
Title remainder
animals in religion, science, and ethics
Statement of responsibility
Paul Waldau and Kimberley Patton, editors
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
205/.693
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1958-
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  • Waldau, Paul
  • Patton, Kimberley C.
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Animals
Target audience
adult
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A communion of subjects: : animals in religion, science, and ethics, Paul Waldau and Kimberley Patton, editors, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231509978
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861425
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remote
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11861425
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MWT11861425
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A communion of subjects: : animals in religion, science, and ethics, Paul Waldau and Kimberley Patton, editors, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231509978
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861425
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861425
System control number
MWT11861425
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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