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By Andrew Linzey

i do not comprehend why you are spending all of your time in this. They’re in basic terms animals—for heaven's sake!” That was once the response of 1 of Andrew Linzey's fellow scholars at King’s university, London, whilst he used to be learning theology within the Seventies. given that then, the now Rev. Dr. Andrew Linzey has been arguing that animals are usually not basically something, yet really that they topic to God, and may achieve this to us. during this choice of essays, Linzey counters together with his conventional wit, erudition, and perception, a few modern (and might be excellent) demanding situations to animal rights—from ecotheologians, the Church, and politicians. He contends that faraway from the occasionally shallow judgments of these who imagine animals unworthy of theological attention, the Christian culture has a wellspring of resources and assets to be had to taking animals heavily. rather than being marginal to the Christian adventure, Linzey concludes, animals can take their rightful position along people as creatures of an analogous God.

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