Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology by Stephen D. MooreDivinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology by Stephen D. Moore

Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

EditorStephen D. Moore

Paperback | September 15, 2014

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A turn to the animal is underway in the humanities, most obviously in such fields as philosophy, literary studies, cultural studies, and religious studies. One important catalyst for this development has been the remarkable body of animal theory issuing from such thinkers as Jacques Derridaand Donna Haraway. What might the resulting interdisciplinary field, commonly termed animality studies, mean for theology, biblical studies, and other cognate disciplines? Is it possible to move from animal theory to creaturely theology?This volume is the first full-length attempt to grapple centrally with these questions. It attempts to triangulate philosophical and theoretical reflections on animality and humanity with theological reflections on divinity. If the animal human distinction is being rethought and retheorized as neverbefore, then the animal human divine distinctions need to be rethought, retheorized, and retheologized along with it. This is the task that the multidisciplinary team of theologians, biblical scholars, philosophers, and historians assembled in this volume collectively undertakes. They do sofrequently with recourse to Derrida's animal philosophy and also with recourse to an eclectic range of other relevant thinkers, such as Haraway, Giorgio Agamben, Emmanuel Levinas, Gloria Anzaldua, Helene Cixous, A. N. Whitehead, and Lynn White Jr.The result is a volume that will be essential reading for religious studies audiences interested in ecological issues, animality studies, and posthumanism, as well as for animality studies audiences interested in how constructions of the divine have informed constructions of the nonhuman animalthrough history.
Stephen D. Moore is Professor of New Testament Studies in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion of Drew University. The most recent of his many books is The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: A Critical Manifesto, with Yvonne Sherwood. Laurel Kearns is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion and Environmental St...
Title:Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.03 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823263207

ISBN - 13:9780823263202


Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent volume, written with clarity, precision, and deep feeling for a better understanding of the sacred character of animal beings within the wider natural world." --Mark Wallace, Swarthmore College