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The Resource On God and dogs : a Christian theology of compassion for animals, Stephen H. Webb ; with a foreword by Andrew Linzey

On God and dogs : a Christian theology of compassion for animals, Stephen H. Webb ; with a foreword by Andrew Linzey

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On God and dogs : a Christian theology of compassion for animals
Title
On God and dogs
Title remainder
a Christian theology of compassion for animals
Statement of responsibility
Stephen H. Webb ; with a foreword by Andrew Linzey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Stephen H. Webb brings a Christian perspective to bear on the subject of our responsibilities to animals, examined 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, Webb insists that what Christians call grace is present in our relations with animals, just as it is with other humans. Grace is the inclusive and expansive power of God's love to create and sustain relationships or real mutuality and reciprocity, and Webb unfolds the implications of the recognition that animals, too, participate in God's abundant grace." "Webb's thesis affirms and persuasively defends many of the things that pet lovers feel instinctively - that their relationships with their companion animals are meaningful and important, and that their pets have real value and worth in themselves and in the eyes of God. On God and Dogs will appeal to a broad audience of thoughtful Christians and animal lovers alike."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1961-2016
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Webb, Stephen H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Animal welfare
  • Dogs
Label
On God and dogs : a Christian theology of compassion for animals, Stephen H. Webb ; with a foreword by Andrew Linzey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-217) and index
Contents
  • Foreword: Voyage to the Animal World/
  • Andrew Linzey
  • Introduction: Pet Theories.
  • p. 3
  • I.
  • Surveying the Options
  • 1.
  • God and the Giving of Animals.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Ecology versus the Peaceable Kingdom.
  • p. 44
  • II.
  • Thinking about Pets
  • 3.
  • What Are Dogs For?.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Difference That Dogs Make.
  • p. 85
  • III.
  • Theology for the Dogs
  • 5.
  • Theology and Dogtalk.
  • p. 109
  • 6.
  • Sacrificial Economy of Christian Theology.
  • p. 128
  • 7.
  • Jesus Christ and the Future of Animals.
  • p. 155
  • Epilogue: God's Nature as the Future of the World.
  • p. 181
  • Notes.
  • p. 185
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 205
  • Index.
  • p. 219
Control code
b70013227728
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 222 p.
Isbn
9780195152296
Lccn
lc97023342
Label
On God and dogs : a Christian theology of compassion for animals, Stephen H. Webb ; with a foreword by Andrew Linzey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-217) and index
Contents
  • Foreword: Voyage to the Animal World/
  • Andrew Linzey
  • Introduction: Pet Theories.
  • p. 3
  • I.
  • Surveying the Options
  • 1.
  • God and the Giving of Animals.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Ecology versus the Peaceable Kingdom.
  • p. 44
  • II.
  • Thinking about Pets
  • 3.
  • What Are Dogs For?.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Difference That Dogs Make.
  • p. 85
  • III.
  • Theology for the Dogs
  • 5.
  • Theology and Dogtalk.
  • p. 109
  • 6.
  • Sacrificial Economy of Christian Theology.
  • p. 128
  • 7.
  • Jesus Christ and the Future of Animals.
  • p. 155
  • Epilogue: God's Nature as the Future of the World.
  • p. 181
  • Notes.
  • p. 185
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 205
  • Index.
  • p. 219
Control code
b70013227728
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 222 p.
Isbn
9780195152296
Lccn
lc97023342

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