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

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A comparative and interdisciplinary collection setting forth how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice and stewardship are examined from religious perspectives that include Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions.