By Stephen Moore, Laurel Kearns
A flip to the animal is underway within the humanities, most manifestly in such fields as philosophy, literary reports, cultural stories, and non secular stories. One very important catalyst for this improvement has been the outstanding physique of animal idea issuing from such thinkers as Jacques Derrida and Donna Haraway. What may possibly the ensuing interdisciplinary box, as a rule termed animality stories, suggest for theology, bible study, and different cognate disciplines? Is it attainable to maneuver from animal idea 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 earlier than, then the animal human divine differences have to 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 in addition with recourse to an eclectic variety of alternative appropriate thinkers, resembling Haraway, Giorgio Agamben, Emmanuel Levinas, Gloria Anzaldua, Helene Cixous, A. N. Whitehead, and Lynn White Jr.
The result's a quantity that might be crucial interpreting for non secular experiences audiences drawn to ecological matters, animality stories, and posthumanism, in addition to for animality stories audiences drawn to how structures of the divine have trained structures of the nonhuman animal via history.
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