God, Humans, and Animals
This is a book about animals and the moral life. The kinds of questions it raises are profound and consequential: Do animals have moral standing? Do human beings have moral obligations to animals? If so, how extensive and weighty are...
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This is a book about animals and the moral life. The kinds of questions it raises are profound and consequential: Do animals have moral standing? Do human beings have moral obligations to animals? If so, how extensive and weighty are those obligations? Robert Wennberg finds it troubling that society at large seems to care more about such concerns than the Christian community does, and he invites people of faith not only to think more deeply about ethical concerns for animals but also to enter into a richer, more sensitive moral life in general. Over the course of his thought-provoking discussion, Wennberg educates readers about some of the history of ethical concern for animals and the nature of that concern. He also invites serious reflection on the moral issues raised by the existence of animals in our world, while granting readers considerable latitude in reaching their own conclusions. Wennberg arrives at his own conclusions through careful interaction with church history, Christi
Robert N. Wennberg is professor of philosophy at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. His books include Life in the Balance: Exploring the Abortion Controversy; Terminal Choices: Euthanasia, Suicide, and the Right to Die; God, Humans, and Animals: An Invitation to Enlarge Our Moral Universe and Faith at the Edge: A Book for Doubters.