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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...

Towards A Christian Animal Ethics

David L. Clough

David L. Clough is Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Animals : Volume Two: Theological Ethics

T&T Clark, 2018

Book chapter

...As noted in the Introduction, addressing the ethical question of whether what humans are doing to other animals is justifiable turns out to be complex and contested. This chapter addresses some of the preliminary questions that arise...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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...

Human Impacts On Wild Animals

David L. Clough

David L. Clough is Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Animals : Volume Two: Theological Ethics

T&T Clark, 2018

Book chapter

...The vast majority of the non-human animals that have been the subjects of the previous chapters of this book have been domesticated. With the exception of wild-caught fish and mammals hunted for food or fur (Chapters 2 and 3), human...

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...

Using Other Animals For Labour

David L. Clough

David L. Clough is Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Animals : Volume Two: Theological Ethics

T&T Clark, 2018

Book chapter

...Using the bodies of other animals to produce food, clothing and textiles, as discussed in the previous two chapters, is certainly labour of a kind. Jason Hribal identifies such work as the labour of reproduction: ‘Oxen, bulls, cows...

Justifications for Foodways and the Study of Commensality

Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...