Animals and World Religions by Lisa Kemmerer

By Lisa Kemmerer

regardless of expanding public realization to animal agony, little turns out to have replaced: people proceed to take advantage of billions of animals in manufacturing facility farms, clinical laboratories, and in different places. during this wide-ranging and perceptive examine, Lisa Kemmerer exhibits how religious writings and teachings in seven significant non secular traditions might help humans to think about their moral responsibilities towards different creatures.

Dr. Kemmerer examines the function of nonhuman animals in scripture and fable, within the lives of non secular exemplars, and by way of drawing on foundational philosophical and ethical teachings. She starts off with a research of indigenous traditions world wide, then makes a speciality of the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and at last, religions of the center East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). on the finish of every bankruptcy, Kemmerer explores the inspiring lives and paintings of latest animal advocates who're influenced via a private spiritual commitment.

Animals and global Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we deal with nonhuman animals is key for somebody claiming one of many world's nice religions.

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