Animals in religion : devotion, symbol and ritual

Animals in religion : devotion, symbol and ritual

Uitgeversinformatie

Animals in Religion explores the role and presence of animals within a wide range of religious traditions, from ensouled narratives within oral tradition to religious texts, myths and accompanying legends. Some of the material may have a familiar ring, such as the stories of St Francis of Assisi and Ganesha, but other, unusual facts also make an appearance. This book proposes a deeper respect for our four-legged, ?nned and feathered brethren. From the principle of ahimsa (non-violence) in Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism, to the laws which relate to tzaar baalei chayim (avoiding the suffering/pain of living creatures) in Judaism, we encounter the interdependence of life. The Jainist notion of reverence for life, the pronouncement in Genesis that it was good and the Islamic belief that all species are Muslim allow us to come to a realization, or a deeper appreciation, that non-human animals have value in our religious traditions, as well as in our hearts and homes. The book examines animals not only in all the major monotheistic religions but in the beliefs of the Egyptian, Mesoamerican and Indigenous peoples of North America and Australasia as well as of the Vikings and Druids.


Productspecificaties

Categorie
SISO
203.1 - Mythologie en symboliek; algemeen
Onderwerp / PIM
Leeftijdsgroep
Moeilijkheidsgraad
Materiaalsoort
ISBN
9781780235691
Taal
Jaar van uitgave
2016
Uitvoering boek
Aantal pagina's
553 pagina's
Hoogte
240
Breedte
160
Aantal banden
1
Bestelnummer
2016242249