I’d like to draw attention to two article recently posted on Sacred Tribes Journal that look at animal theology.
“The German Christian mystic, Hilkdegard, instructed, ‘do not regard other creatures as existing merely to serve your bodily needs. By cherishing them as God requires, your soul will benefit.'”
“Calvin DeWitt, director of the AuSable Institute for Christian Environmental Education rightly says, ‘If you translated that story [Noah’s Ark] into modern terminology, you would frame it as saving threatened species'”
“There are contemporary Christians for whom the subject of animals is important on ethical and theological grounds, just as there has been in the past. It is clearly a matter where Wiccans, Pagans and Christians need to talk to each other about their respective views, concerns and actions.”