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The Argument from Marginal Cases: A Philosophical and Theological Defense

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...There has recently been an explosion of interest, in theology and religious studies, regarding our current environmental crisis in general, and the moral status of nonhuman animals (hereafter: animals) in particular. This interest often...

Angels, Beasts, Machines and Men: Configuring the Human and Nonhuman in Judaeo-Christian Tradition

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...In ‘The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow)’, Jacques Derrida presents, via a meditation on being seen naked by his cat, a persuasive deconstruction of the term ‘animal’:Confined within this catch-all concept, within this vast...

The reverence for life argument

Kerry Walters

Kerry Walters is William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy at Gettysburg College, PA, USA, where he also co-founded the Peace and Justice Studies program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vegetarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum, 2012

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...The Christian argument for vegetarianism is simple: since animals belong to God, have value to God, and live for God, then their needless destruction is sinful. The first great vow: I renounce all killing of living beings...

Symbol, Community and Vegetarianism

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...In our contemporary context, discussion of vegetarianism is overwhelmingly conducted in terms of the intrinsic rights of animals and the potential harm done to them by modern methods of food production. For a recent powerful...

Justifications for Foodways and the Study of Commensality

Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I would like to thank Israel Haas for his invaluable advice and assistance in preparing this chapter. Any errors that remain should be credited to the author alone. In 1724, Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States...

Conclusion

Rachel Muers

Dr Rachel Muers is Lecturer in Theology in the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of Keeping God’s Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication (Blackwell, 2004). She also edited The Modern Theologians (Blackwells) together with David Ford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Readers who have sought in this volume of essays a clear answer to the questions ‘Should Christians eat meat?’ or ‘Should anyone eat meat?’ will probably have been disappointed. For that, we make no apologies. In this brief conclusion, I...

Hogs (Pigs)

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...“Pig” is a term used synonymously with “hog” and “swine” for the one domesticated suid species, Sus scrofa domesticus. In livestock circles, a pig becomes a hog when it passes the weight threshold of 50 kilograms. The word “swine...

Introduction

Rachel Muers

Dr Rachel Muers is Lecturer in Theology in the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of Keeping God’s Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication (Blackwell, 2004). She also edited The Modern Theologians (Blackwells) together with David Ford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Grumett

Dr David Grumett is Research Fellow in Theology in the University of Exeter, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...What does Christian theology have to do with everyday life? If we look at many of theology’s fundamental categories—incarnation, salvation, community—the answer would seem to be ‘Everything’. Yet the texts that theologians produce...

Vegetarianism: Another View

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Early HumankindVegetarianism is a cultural and social, rather than a biological, phenomenon. Anatomically and physiologically, the digestive organs of the human species are designed for both animal and plant foods. Moreover, a global...

Biblical Vegetarianism? A Critical and Constructive Assessment

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...As with other areas of dispute and debate in Christian ethics, theological arguments about whether it is right to kill and eat animals inevitably appeal, inter alia, to the Bible, in a variety of ways, to justify or ground their proposals...