On God and Dogs A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals
Wydanie: 2002 r.
Dostępność: aktualnie niedostępny
In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Stephen Webb brings a Christian perspective to bear on the subject of our responsibility to animals, looked at through the lens of our relations with pets - especially dogs. Webb argues that the emotional bond with companion animals should play a central role in the way we think about animals in general, and - against the more extreme animal liberationists - defends the intermingling of the human and animal worlds. He tries to imagine what it would be like to treat animals as a gift from God, and indeed argues that not only are animals a gift for us, but they give to us; we need to attend to their giving and return their gifts appropriately. Throughout the book he insists that what Christians call grace is present in our relations with animals just as it is with humans.