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Animals and World Religions

Lisa Kemmerer


This book focuses on core religious teachings that explain how human beings ought to behave in relation to other animals, with the intent that this information be considered in light of contemporary practices and consumer choices. The book explores sacred literature, the lives of religious exemplars, and core ethics to expose animal-friendly teachings in indigenous, Vedic, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Daoist, Confucian, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religious traditions. Each chapter explores specific topics, such as sacred nature, key philosophical concepts (such as oneness of being, universal pea ... More

Keywords: human beings, animals, sacred literature, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, industrial farming, sacred nature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199790678
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Kemmerer, author
Montana State University, Billings