Animals and World Religions by Lisa Kemmerer

Religious Philosophy

By Lisa Kemmerer

regardless of expanding public consciousness to animal anguish, little turns out to have replaced: people proceed to take advantage of billions of animals in manufacturing facility farms, clinical laboratories, and somewhere else. during this wide-ranging and perceptive learn, Lisa Kemmerer indicates how religious writings and teachings in seven significant non secular traditions can assist humans to think about their moral duties towards different creatures.

Dr. Kemmerer examines the function of nonhuman animals in scripture and fable, within the lives of non secular exemplars, and via drawing on foundational philosophical and ethical teachings. She starts with a examine of indigenous traditions around the globe, 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 up to date animal advocates who're encouraged by means of a private non secular commitment.

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

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