Early Christians and Animals

Early Christians and Animals


By (author) Robert M. Grant

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 236mm x 18mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415202043
  • ISBN 13: 9780415202046
  • Illustrations note: 14 line drawings, 16 b&w photographs

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Early Christians and Animals presents a lively study of the significance of animals in early Christian thought, tradition, text and art. Robert M. Grant: * examines the diverse and often conflicting sources, from the pagan antecedents Aristotle and Pliny, to Biblical animal references and the Church fathers * provides fresh translations of key texts concerning animals - the Physiologus, Basils homilies and Isidores chapters.

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"Grant has collected some very useful information in his newest book....Grant is an established scholar who brings his many skills to this volume....there are many gems here...it is an important contribution to this growing field of interest."-"Choice "Every academic library should...add this book to its collection not only for its relevance to biblical, Christian, and ancient studies but also animal conservation and humane treatment issues of our time."-"Review of Biblical Literature