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Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Christian Smith

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162028
eISBN:
9780199849673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

What kind of animals are human beings? And how do our visions of the human shape our theories of social action and institutions? This book offers answers to these and other fundamental questions in ... More


Animal Sacrifices

John Hare

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Hebrew Scriptures God is represented as requiring a sacrificial system involving the deaths of many thousands of animals every year as a way to produce atonement for sin. This system is taken ... More


Process Thinking, Individualist Consequentialism, and Animals

Clare Palmer

in Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269526
eISBN:
9780191683664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269526.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Various utilitarian philosophers including Bentham have extended their ethical concern to human animals. Bentham drew attention to how concern is not determined by whether animals can reason or talk, ... More


Human Culture(s) as Moral Order(s)

Christian Smith

in Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162028
eISBN:
9780199849673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162028.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The ideas of culture and action are central in sociology and social theory. This chapter argues that the most adequate approach to theorizing human culture must be a normative one that conceives of ... More


Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Andrew Linzey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199351848
eISBN:
9780199352562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

How we treat animals arouses strong emotions. Many people are repulsed by photographs of cruelty to animals and respond passionately to how we make animals suffer for food, commerce, and sport. But ... More


Introduction: Reason, Ethics, and Animals

Andrew Linzey

in Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199351848
eISBN:
9780199352562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351848.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction challenges the idea that concern for animals is purely an emotional issue without a rational basis. It summarises the main arguments of the book.


Blood Sacrifice as a Symbol of the Paradigmatic Other: The Debate about Ebó-Rituals in the Americas

Bettina E. Schmidt

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses how the Christian perception of sacrifice has affected Afro-American religions, in particular the Cuban Orisha religion in the USA (formerly called Santerìa) and Candomblé in ... More


Earth Rights

Daniel P. Scheid

in The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199359431
eISBN:
9780199359462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359431.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with Catholic social thought’s tradition of human rights and various features of rights that make them indispensable to protecting human dignity. It addresses concerns with ... More


Evolution

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses the question of whether humans have a biological need to sleep. To answer that question, research is presented about the earliest evolutionary context of human sleep. The sleep ... More


In Defense of Animal Universalism

Shawn Graves, Blake Hereth, and Tyler M. John

in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794301
eISBN:
9780191835810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794301.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends “Animal Universalism,” the thesis that all sentient non-human animals will be brought into Heaven and remain there for eternity. It assumes that God exists and is all-powerful, ... More


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