The Dominion of Love: Animal Rights According to the Bible

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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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Spiritual Outreach Director of the Fund for Animals in Washington, DC, Phelps here argues that the Bible's messages of love and compassion can be applied to our relationship with animals. He ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

Indhold

An Eternal Treblinka
2
Kill All the Women and Children
2
Cruelty is Atheism
24
The Prime Directives
33
The Image and Likeness of God
45
All Gods Children Go to Heaven
57
The Suffering of the Living
67
Your Hands Are Covered with Blood
74
What Did Jesus Eat?
125
The Sparrow and the Lamb
137
The Gospel of Mercy
149
Does God Care about Oxen?
155
Eat Anything You Want
169
The Dominion of Love
176
Biblical Verses Relating to Human Treatment of Animals
180
Suggestions for Further Reading
193

They Shall Be Yours for Food
91
Fish Stories
108
Bibliography
200
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Side 86 - And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.
Side 41 - What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason, or perhaps the faculty of discourse? But a full-grown horse or dog is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day, or a week, or even a month, old. But suppose they were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?
Side 82 - He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Side 109 - And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea : for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Side 52 - Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Side 19 - Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ...
Side 61 - And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you for perpetual generations : I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Side 79 - For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of 'Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices : but this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people : and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Side 70 - Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work...
Side 52 - The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.

Om forfatteren (2002)

Norm Phelps (d. 2014) was an American animal rights activist, vegetarian and writer. He was a founding member of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV), and a former outreach director of the Fund for Animals.

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