In Good News for Animals? fifteen men and women debate the ambiguous legacy of Christian approaches to animals and their well-being. The book is structured by four questions: What has been said about animals in the past? What is being said about animals today? How should Christians respond to current concerns about animals? Contributors: Carol Adams John Berkman Richard M. Clugston John B. Cobb Jr. Gary Comstock George Frear William French Stanley Hauerwas L. Shannon Jung Andrew Linzey Theodore Walker Tom Regan Rosemary Radford Ruether ""We share this planet with thousands of species of animals. Yet, Christians have been all too deaf to the cries of our suffering fellow creatures, and blind to the complexity of animal cognition and feeling. Good News for Animals? alerts us to the compelling scriptural and ethical grounds for caring for animals and the earth. For those of us who have embraced animal protection as a necessary expression of Christian compassion, this is indeed good news."" --John A. Hoyt, President Emeritus, The Humane Society of the United States ""Good News for Animals? moves what has been a marginal concern for the Christian community to center stage. In its fine essays by outstanding authors, this book lays out the connections between our treatment of other animals and such critical issues as human overpopulation, First World energy consumption, and feminism, with vegetarianism as a symbol of these connections as well as an immediate lifestyle change open to everyone."" --Sallie McFague, Distinguished Theologian in Residence, Vancouver School of Theology Charles Pinches is Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Scranton. Jay B. McDaniel is Chair of the Department of Religion and Director of the Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy at Hendrix College.