David Clough, Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester, introduces his new ground-breaking two-volume work On Animals: Volume I Systematic Theology (2012); Volume II Theological Ethics (2019).
Books and Literature
How can people fight injustice, save the planet, and fuel their resistance one meal at a time? Renowned animal rights advocate Carol J. Adams and vegan dietitian Virginia Messina explain how in their new book Protest Kitchen.
Professor Karen Swallow Prior explores the depiction of animals within literature and considers how a positive understanding of animals can enrich our own lives as humans.
Dr. Andrew Root’s search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the burial service for Kirby, their beloved black lab. In the coming weeks, Root found himself wondering: What was this thing we’d experienced with this animal? Why did the loss hurt so poignantly? Why did his son’s act seem so right in its sacramental feel?
Andrew considers these questions in his latest book The Grace of Dogs, a touching and profound exploration of the relationship between human and canine family members.
In my new book, Burger, released on 8th March, I take a skeptic’s view of the hamburger.
Dr Kris Hiuser, discusses his new book Animals, Theology and The Incarnation which explores how the life and work of Christ applies to non-human animals and humanity’s relationship to the rest of creation.
Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary President, author and activist, is interviewed on his successful book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life. In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide, Gene explores the deeply transformative experience of learning to live compassionately and without harm to animals.
Reading into Christian understandings of animals can be an exciting and rewarding opportunity to explore the richness of creation and consider commonly asked questions about contemporary animal issues.
Yet with an unprecedented increase in the number of Christian books written on animals, it can be tricky knowing where to start!
If you have never previously explored this fascinating topic, we hope that this top 5 beginner’s guide will help you get stuck into some good reading!
Michael Gilmour, Professor of New Testament and English Literature at Providence, University College explores the works of C.S Lewis; revealing a man with a deep love of animals and whose faith inspired him to emphasise their goodness and dignity in his world-famous novels.
Dr Steve McMullen, Assistant Professor at Hope College, Michigan, is interviewed on his new book Animals and the Economy and discusses his Christian faith, animal ethics and how to utilise our power as consumers to bring about change in favour of animals.