Is God a Vegetarian? Christianity, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights

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General index

A
Abel, 67
Abelard, Peter, 74
Abraham, 54, 67
Accommodation, divine, 10, 12,
31, 68–69, 72, 74
Acts of Thomas, 96
Adam and Eve
clothed with animal skins, 28–32
diet after the fall, 32–33
diet in the garden, 20
reflecting divine image, 30
American Dietetic Association, 168
Animals
care of (in Torah), 84–85
compassion toward (in church fathers), 90, 134, 135, 140
covenants with (in Bible), 46, 47, 83, 145–46, 156
cruelty to, 44, 48, 82, 153
devaluation of, 118–19
for entertainment, 36
ethical responsibility for, 24–25
and experimentation, 34–35, 143
in food factories, 47–50, 143
God's love for, 83–84
Jewish attitudes toward, 81–83
and rights, 37–38
sacredness of, 58, 60–61, 62, 68
and souls, 23–25, 83, 86, 137
suffering of, 33, 41–42, 84–86, 137
trapping of, 36
unnecessary killing of, 42, 44, 70–71, 74, 110, 148–49, 163–64
Animal Welfare Act, 35
Anselm, 74
Anthony, St., 132–33, 138
Aquinas, St. Thomas, xvii, 24, 57, 82, 159
Aristotle, xvi, xvii, 24, 57, 82, 159
Asceticism, 3, 8, 118, 119–20, 130, 132, 133
Athanasius, 132
Augustine, St., 136–38
Aulén, Gustaf, 74

B
Balaam, 85

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xv
  • 1: Was Jesus a Vegetarian? 1
  • 2: Would a Veggie Garfield Be a Happy Cat? 15
  • 3: Was God the First Tanner? 28
  • 4: Was Noah's Ark an Early Food Factory? 41
  • 5: Permit Meat? Didn't God Us to Eat 53
  • 6: Isn't Passover Lamb the Main Entrée? 65
  • 7: Was Jesus Kosher? 77
  • 8: Didn't John the Baptist Snack on Locusts? 90
  • 9: Doesn't God Care About Our Health? 102
  • 10: Didn't Paul Condemn Vegetarianism as Heresy? 115
  • 11: Is Christian Vegetarianism Only for Desert Monks? 127
  • 12: Will There Be Slau Hterhouses in Heaven? 140
  • 13: What Then Shall We Eat? 153
  • Epilogue - Going Vegetarian 167
  • Further Reading 178
  • General Index 181
  • Recipe Index 187
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