From Library Journal
The latest work of Christian scholar Linzey is his most impassioned and trenchant to date. Here, he contends and urgently argues that the necessity of Christ-like ministry does not and should not exclude animals ("the brute creation")-instead, it ought to speak especially to them. Who is more deserving of God's mercy, and ours, than the mute and the suffering? Linzey moves easily between Scriptural precept and contemporary example in this moving and heartfelt volume, one of the most interesting works of theology to appear in years. Highly recommended.
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About the Author
is an Anglican priest, a theologian, a writer, and is internationally known as an authority on Christianity and animals. He is a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, and holds the world's first academic post in Ethics, Theology and Animal Welfare--the Bede Jarret Senior Research Fellowship at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. He is currently Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham in England and Special Professor at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. He has written numerous articles and authored many books on animal theology and ethics.