By Stephen Moore, Laurel Kearns
A flip to the animal is underway within the humanities, most glaringly in such fields as philosophy, literary reports, cultural reports, and non secular reviews. One very important catalyst for this improvement has been the awesome physique of animal thought issuing from such thinkers as Jacques Derrida and Donna Haraway. What may the ensuing interdisciplinary box, in general termed animality stories, suggest for theology, bible study, and different cognate disciplines? Is it attainable to maneuver from animal conception to creaturely theology?
This quantity is the 1st full-length try to grapple centrally with those questions. It makes an attempt to triangulate philosophical and theoretical reflections on animality and humanity with theological reflections on divinity. If the animal human contrast is being rethought and retheorized as by no means sooner than, then the animal human divine differences must be rethought, retheorized, and retheologized besides it. this can be the duty that the multidisciplinary staff of theologians, biblical students, philosophers, and historians assembled during this quantity jointly undertakes. They accomplish that often with recourse to Derrida's animal philosophy and likewise with recourse to an eclectic variety of alternative correct thinkers, akin to Haraway, Giorgio Agamben, Emmanuel Levinas, Gloria Anzaldua, Helene Cixous, A. N. Whitehead, and Lynn White Jr.
The result's a quantity that may be crucial analyzing for spiritual stories audiences attracted to ecological concerns, animality reviews, and posthumanism, in addition to for animality reviews audiences attracted to how structures of the divine have trained buildings of the nonhuman animal via history.
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