A select catalog of texts on Christianity and Animal Studies.


St. Basil of Caeserea (329-379) – Hexaemeron, Homilies 7-9

St. Albert the Great (1200-1280) – De Animalibus

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) – Commentary on Aristotle’s ‘De Anima’

John Hildrop – Free Thoughts Upon the Brute Creation (1739)

Humphrey Primatt – Dissertation on the Duty of Mercy and Sin of Cruelty to Brute Animals (1776)

John Wesley – A Survey of the Wisdom of God in Creation (1823)

William Kirby On the History, Habits and Instincts of Animals (1835)

Charles Mountford Burnett – The Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God as Displayed in the Animal Creation (1838)


Judith A. Barad – Aquinas on the Nature and Treatement of Animals (1995)

Richard Bauckham – Living With Other Creatures: Green Exegesis and Theology (2011)

Charles Birch & Lukas Vischer – Living With the Animals: The Community of God’s Creatures (1997)

Charles Camosy – For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action (2013)

Laura Hobgood-Oster – Holy Dogs and Asses: Animals in the Christian Tradition (2008)

––– The Friends we Keep: Unleashing Christianity’s Compassion for Animals (2010)

C.W. Hume – The Status of Animals in the Christian Religion (1957)

J.R. Hyland – The Slaughter of Terrified Beasts: A Biblical Basis for the Humane Treatement of Animals (1988)

Deborah M. Jones – The School of Compassion: A Roman Catholic Theology of Animals (2009)

Andrew Linzey – Animal Rights: A Christian Assessment of Man’s Treatment of Animals (1976)

––– Christianity and the Rights of Animals (1987)

––– Animals and Christianity: A Book of Readings (1987)

––– Animal Theology (1984)

––– Animal Gospel: Christian Faith as if Animals Mattered (1999)

––– Creatures of the Same God: Explorations in Animal Theology (2007)

Jay McDaniel – Of God and Pelicans: A Theology of Reverence for Life (1989)

Ryan Patrick McLoughlin – Christian Theology and the Status of Animals: The Dominant Tradition and its Alternatives (2014)

––– Preservation and Protest: Theological Foundations for an Eco-Eschatological Ethics (2014)

Daniel Miller – Animal Ethics and Theology: The Lens of the Good Samaritan (2011)

Norm Phelps – The Dominion of Love: Animal Rights According to the Bible (2001)

Charles Pinches & Jay B. McDaniel (Eds) – Good News for Animals?: Christian Approaches to Animal Well-Being (2008)

Stephen H. Webb – On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals (1998)

Robert N. Wennberg – God, Humans, and Animals: An Invitation to Enlarge Our Moral Universe (2002)

Tripp York and Andy Alexis-Baker (Eds) – A Faith Embracing All Creatures: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Care for Animals (2013)


David Grumett & Rachel Muers – Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet (2010)

Stephen R. Kaufman & Nathan Braun – Good News for all Creation: Vegetarianism as Christian Stewardship (2002)

Rachel Muers & David Grumett (Eds) – Eating and Believing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology (2012)

Holly H. Roberts – Vegetarian Christian Saints: Mystics, Ascetics, and Monks (2004)

Stephen H. Webb – Good Eating (2001)

Richard A. Young – Is God a Vegetarian?: Christianity, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights (1998)


Celia Deane-Drummond – The Wisdom of the Liminal: Evolution and Other Animals in Human Becoming (2014)

David Clough & Celia E. Deane-Drummond (Eds) – Creaturely Theology: God, Humans and Other Animals (2009)

David Clough – On Animals: I. Systematic Theology (2012)

Jennifer L. Koosed (Ed) – The Bible and Posthumanism (2014)

Stephen Moore (Ed) – Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology (2014)

Peter M. Scott – Anti-Human Theology: Nature, Technology and the Postnatural (2010)


Trent Dougherty – The Problem of Animal Pain: A Theodicy for All Creatures Great and Small (2014)

Christopher Southgate – The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution and the Problem of Evil (2008)


Celia Deane-Drummond, Rebecca Artinian-Kaiser & David L. Clough (Eds) – Animals as Religious Subjects: Transdisciplinary Perspectives (2013)

Ingvild Saelid Gilhus – Animals, Gods and Humans: Changing Attitudes to Animals in Greek, Roman and Early Christian Ideas (2006)

Robert M. Grant’s – Early Christians and Animals (1999)

Aaron S. Gross – The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications (2014)

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