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A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics

 
 
 
 
A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780231136433
ISBN 10: 231136439
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2009-04-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 720
List Price: $34.00
 
 

A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into the relationship between human beings and animals, and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live.