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Andrew Linzey

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**Animal Ethics Advocates:**

Andrew Linzey is an English Anglican priest and theologian known for his advocacy for animal ethics.
– He founded the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and holds the first professorship of Animal Ethics in the world.
– Linzey emphasizes recognizing animals as precious beings in God’s sight.
– His works, including ‘Animal Theology,’ ‘Animal Rights: A Christian Perspective,’ and ‘The Global Guide to Animal Protection,’ explore animal theology and ethics from a Christian perspective.
– Linzey’s contributions have been recognized through awards like the Peaceable Kingdom Medal and a Doctor of Divinity degree from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Andrew Linzey (Wikipedia)

Andrew Linzey (born 2 February 1952) is an English Anglican priest, theologian, and prominent figure in Christian vegetarianism. He is a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, and held the world's first academic post in Ethics, Theology and Animal Welfare, the Bede Jarret Senior Research Fellowship at Blackfriars Hall.

Andrew Linzey
Born (1952-02-02) 2 February 1952 (age 72)
Oxford, England
ChildrenClair Linzey
Ecclesiastical career
ReligionChristianity (Anglican)
ChurchChurch of England
Academic background
Alma materKing's College, London
ThesisThe neglected creature: the doctrine of the non-human and its relationship with the human in the thought of Karl Barth (1986)
Doctoral advisorColin Gunton
Academic work
Sub-disciplineAnimal ethics, Christian ethics
School or tradition

Linzey is the founder and director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, an independent academic centre opened in November 2006 to promote the study and discussion of animal ethics. He is the author of a number of books on animal rights, including Animal Rights: A Christian Perspective (1976), Christianity and the Rights of Animals (1987), Animal Theology (1994), and Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics (2009). He is also the editor of an academic journal, the Journal of Animal Ethics, which is published jointly by the Oxford Centre and the University of Illinois, and a series editor with his daughter Clair Linzey, previously with Priscilla Cohn, of the Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series.

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