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Holy dogs and asses : animals in the Christian tradition

By: Hobgood-Oster, Laura
Material type: TextTextUrbana, IL University of Illinois Press c2008Description: xii, 176p.; ill.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 9780252032134Subject(s): Animals--FolkloreLOC classification: BT746 .H63 2008
Contents:
Weaving and roaring : animals and a religious studies-centered methodological bricolage. Guardians of the gateway : shifting historical settings for Christianity and animals. The Ephesian lion and clay sparrows : animals in the Christian canon and early apocryphal traditions. Counted among the saints : animals in medieval hagiography. The granted image : dogs in Christian story and art. Animals return to the sanctuary : blessings of animals in contemporary American culture. Animals are good to think : transforming theological considerations of animals
Abstract: 'Analysis of animals in the history of the Christian tradition has been exclusively symbolic, but Laura Hobgood-Oster utilizes the feminist perspective in her examination of the impact of animal presence. In challenging the metaphoric reading of animals that reinforces human superiority and dominance, Holy Dogs and Asses underscores animal agency.'
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Weaving and roaring : animals and a religious studies-centered methodological bricolage. Guardians of the gateway : shifting historical settings for Christianity and animals. The Ephesian lion and clay sparrows : animals in the Christian canon and early apocryphal traditions. Counted among the saints : animals in medieval hagiography. The granted image : dogs in Christian story and art. Animals return to the sanctuary : blessings of animals in contemporary American culture. Animals are good to think : transforming theological considerations of animals

'Analysis of animals in the history of the Christian tradition has been exclusively symbolic, but Laura Hobgood-Oster utilizes the feminist perspective in her examination of the impact of animal presence. In challenging the metaphoric reading of animals that reinforces human superiority and dominance, Holy Dogs and Asses underscores animal agency.'

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