A Faith Embracing All Creatures
From All Creatures Book and Video Review Guide

Author: Carol J. Adams

Edited by Tripp York and Andy Alexis-Baker
Reviewed by Frank and Mary Hoffman

A Faith Embracing All Creatures

Cascade Books
An Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers
199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3
Eugene, OR 97401
Copyright © 2012 Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN 13: 978-1-61097-701-2


A Faith Embracing All Creatures is a wonderful anthology of 14 different author's essays exploring the reasons why Christians should care about all the animals God created; plus a forward by Marc Bekoff, introduction by Andy Alexis-Baker, and an afterword by Brian McLaren.

Carol J. Adams addresses the reasons why "dominion" means to care for animals and not dominate and eat them. Malinda Elizabeth Berry addresses the tough issue of animal sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible. Stephen H. Webb answers the question of why Jesus didn't eat lamb, and why there was no meat at the Last Supper. Laura Hobgood-Oster explains why Christian hospitality does not require that we eat meat. David Clough explores the issue of why God created animals. And in the last of the 14 essays, Danielle Nussberger takes us on a journey with Antony, an early desert monastic, to explain why vegetarianism should be the spiritual practice of all Christians.

We highly recommend A Faith Embracing All Creatures for everyone, because it helps counter the hardness of heart toward animals and the people who care about them that is so prevalent in Christianity today.

About the Editors:

Tripp York, PhD, teaches in the Department of Religion at Virginia Wesleyan College. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books including Third Way Allegiance, Living on Hope While Living in Babylon, and The Devil Wears Nada.

Andy Alexis-Baker is a PhD candidate in Systematic Theology and Theological Ethics at Marquette University. He is coeditor of Christian Attitudes of War, Peace, and Revolution by Howard Yoder.

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