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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

A Hunger for Dead Cakes: Visions of Abjection, Scapegoating, and the Sin-Eater

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Kinds of horror come and go, something like cuisines. These changes present an opportunity to ask questions about the cultural condition of a moment. Why, for example, would a particular culture seem fascinated by vampires in one moment...

Water Buffalo

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...When the first created man saw the animals that God had made, it is said that he presumptuously, over-rating his powers, asked that he too might be given the creative power to fashion others like them. God granted his request and man tried...

Eucharistic Eating, and Why Many Early Christians Preferred Fish

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...We were walking along the coast near Tyninghame in East Lothian last summer when we were forced by a modest river estuary to go inland to continue. As we did so, we found our way down a track to a bridge which took us around a group of farm...

Conclusion

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The earliest monks were solitaries: individuals disillusioned with their world to the point of dropping everything in order to live on the margins of human society. They lived in caves, in abandoned ruins in deserted regions...