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The Bible According to Noah: Theology as If Animals Mattered
Gary Kowalski, author of The Souls of Animals, explores the ancient stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham's near sacrifice of Isaac, the torment of Job, and Jonah and the whale to explore their relevance today--especially in regard to how we view and treat other animals. Kowalski draws together the fascinating findings of animal science with the best religious schol ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Lantern Books
(first published February 28th 2001)
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I didn't enjoy the first couple of chapters of this rather short book, but the author really made up for that with the final three. I ended up with a radically altered perception of several familiar Biblical stories. More importantly, the book offered a new framework for considering moral/ethical issues surrounding animal issues and provided useful language for having conversations about those issues with my friends from Christian traditions.