Dominion Over Wildlife?: An Environmental Theology of by Stephen M. Vantassel,Tom C. Rakow

By Stephen M. Vantassel,Tom C. Rakow

for hundreds of years Christians believed that God granted humanity dominion over the animal nation, which means that we had an ethical correct to kill, deal with, and devour animals together with flora and fauna. lately, in spite of the fact that, environmental and animal rights activists have assaulted this conventional standpoint. They argue that dominion as expressed in meat consuming and looking has led to species extinction and environmental degradation. Christian Animal Rights (CAR) activists recommend that the church needs to reevaluate its conventional ideals in gentle of the truth that God's unique production used to be freed from human on animal violence. God, they argue, didn't wish man’s dominion to be expressed via trapping, killing, and consuming of animals. those violent actions in simple terms took place after the autumn, as God condescended to our hardness of center. motor vehicle activists aspect to Christ’s sacrificial paintings of reconciliation as a version for contemporary Christian habit: as Christ sacrificed for us, we must always steer clear of consuming meat and searching as methods we will perform Christ’s non-violent paintings of reconciling construction to himself.

In this ebook, Stephen Vantassel investigates the biblical, moral, and clinical arguments hired through the auto circulation referring to human-wildlife kinfolk. during this regard, the e-book engages in sensible theology via addressing a number of very important questions: How should still Christians deal with our flora and fauna acquaintances? Has the Church been unsuitable in its knowing of human dominion? Does God wish Christians to prevent looking, trapping, fishing, and to undertake a vegetarian way of life? This publication offers solutions to those questions via detailing a theology the writer calls, “Shepherdism.”

“Using either outdated and New testomony references, Stephen Vantassel very successfully defends trapping, searching, fishing, and all animal use from the claims of the Christian Animal Rights circulate. . . . This publication is vital examining for Christians and non-Christians alike. not just does it make clear the problem of animal use, it permits humans to exploit the Bible to shield themselves from assaults through animal rights activists. And it enlarges our information of our dating with the actual global. Vantassel has given us the present of accelerating our recognition, thereby increasing our skill to worship God.”
—Bob Noonan, Editor, natural world keep watch over Technology

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