• All God's creatures: Reading Genesis on human and nonhuman animals

      Clough, David; University of Chester (Oxford University Press, 2009-11-01)
      This book chapter discusses reading Genesis after Darwin with specific reference to understanding the relationship between human beings and other living creatures.
    • Angels, beasts, machines, and men: Configuring the human and nonhuman in Judaeo-Christian tradition

      Clough, David; University of Chester (T&T Clark, 2008-10-01)
      This book chapter offers four snapshots from the Judaeo-Christian tradition of the theological significance of the distinction between human and nonhuman life.
    • The anxiety of the human animal: Martin Luther on non-human animals and human animality

      Clough, David; University of Chester (SCM Press, 2009-02-28)
      This book chapter discusses human superiority and dominance over other animals, human commonality with and compassion for other animals, and tensions in Luther's account of animals.
    • Beyond Ecotheology

      Clough, David; University of Chester (2012-12-10)
      This piece offers an outline argument for moving beyond ecotheology, not because its project was mistaken or the challenges to which it responded have been overcome, but because ecotheology is too important to be left to ecotheologians. Instead, the paper argues that no responsible theological project can afford to neglect the concerns that ecotheology has championed up to this point.
    • Claiming Barth for ethics: The last two decades

      Clough, David; Leyden, Michael; University of Chester (Brill, 2010-01-01)
      This article discusses various studies of Karl Barth's ethics written since 1990.
    • Consuming Animal Creatures: The Christian Ethics of Eating Animals

      Clough, David; University of Chester (SAGE, 2016-10-20)
      This article argues that Christians have strong faith-based reasons to avoid consuming animal products derived from animals that have not been allowed to flourish as fellow creatures of God, and that Christians should avoid participating in systems that disallow such flourishing. It considers and refutes objections to addressing this as an issue of Christian ethics, before drawing on a developed theological understanding of animal life in to argue that the flourishing of fellow animal creatures is of ethical concern for Christians. Since the vast majority of animal products currently available for purchase are derived from farmed animals reared in modern intensive modes that fail to allow for their flourishing, and this practice is harmful for humans and the environment as well as farmed animals, the article argues that Christians should avoid consuming these products.
    • Creation and Animals

      Clough, David; University of Chester (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017-07-27)
      The chapter discusses the implications of considering non-human animals and the wider creation in the context of atonement doctrine.
    • Eros and agape in Karl Barth’s Church dogmatics

      Clough, David; University of Chester (Blackwell, 2006-10-10)
      This article discusses the concepts of eros and agape in Karl Barth's Church dogmatics.
    • Ethics in crisis: Interpreting Barth's ethics

      Clough, David; University of Chester (Ashgate, 2005-08-26)
      This work depicts the contemporary crisis in Christian ethical thought and offers a constructive proposal for responding to this crisis. The constructive proposal draws on a new and persuasive interpretation of the ethics of Karl Barth developed in the central section of the book. The aims of the work are three-fold: (1) to draw attention to the failure of Christian ethicists to speak in a way that can be heard in contemporary ethical debate; (2) to demonstrate that Karl Barth’s ethical thought should be interpreted dialectically, in the light of his response to the crisis of the Römerbrief; (3) to make a proposal for how the crisis of speechlessness in contemporary Christian ethics may be overcome, drawing on this dialectical interpretation of Barth’s ethics.
    • Faith and force: A Christian debate about war

      Clough, David; Stiltner, Brian; St. John's College, University of Durham ; Sacred Heart University (Georgetown University Press, 2007-06-04)
      This book debates the ethics and morality of war within a Christian context. It discusses sources and methods for a Christian ethic of war, Christian pacifism and the just war tradition, humanitarian intervention, the challenges of weapons proliferation, and political and holy terrorism. It concludes with a case study on the Iraq war as spreading democracy or asserting national interests.
    • Fighting at the command of God: Reassessing the borderline case in Karl Barth’s account of war in the Church dogmatics

      Clough, David; University of Chester (Ashgate, 2004-12-21)
      This book chapter discusses Karl Barth's attitudes to warfare and pacifism.
    • How to respect other animals: lessons for theology from Peter Singer, and vice versa

      Clough, David; University of Chester (Cambridge University Press, 2016-10-31)
      This chapter argues that Peter Singer's critiques of Christian attitudes towards animals need correction, that Christianity has something to learn from his utilitarian approach to animal ethics, but that a Christian understanding of animals addresses some deficiencies in a utilitarian animal ethics.
    • Introduction (to Creaturely theology)

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; Clough, David; University of Chester (SCM Press, 2009-02-28)
      This book chapter introduces the edited book Creaturely theology: On God, humans and other animals. It discusses the term 'creaturely theology' - theology which is conscious of the theologian's own creatureliness and begins with the recognition of humans likeliness to others of God's creatures rather than differences between them.
    • Introduction (to Faith and force)

      Clough, David; Stiltner, Brian; St. John's College, University of Durham ; Sacred Heart University (Georgetown University Press, 2007-06-04)
      This introduction discusses the debate over war in a Christian context.
    • Karl Barth on religious and irreligious idolatry

      Clough, David; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2007-05-31)
    • Not a Not-Animal: The Vocation to Be a Human Animal Creature

      Clough, David; University of Chester (Sage, 2013-01-30)
      This article diagnoses and critiques two ‘not-animal’ modes of theological anthropology: first, the construction of human identity on the basis of supposed evidence of human/non-human difference; second, accounts of the human that take no account of God’s other creatures. It suggests that not-animal anthropologies exhibit poor theological methodology, are based on inaccurate depictions of both humans and other animals, and result in problematic construals of what it means to be human. Instead, the article concludes, we require theological anthropologies that take as a starting point the relationship between humanity and God and recognise the animal and creaturely context of human existence.
    • On animals: Systematic theology: Volume one

      Clough, David; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2011-05-01)
      This book discusses the question of where animals belong in theology.
    • On Animals: Volume II - Theological Ethics

      Clough, David; University of Chester (T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2018-12-27)
      This book presents an authoritative and comprehensive survey of human practice in relation to other animals together with a Christian ethical analysis building on the theological account of animals David Clough developed in On Animals Volume I: Systematic Theology (2012). It argues that a Christian understanding of other animals has radical implications for their treatment by humans, with the human use and abuse of non-human animals for food the most urgent immediate priority. Following an introduction examining the task of theological ethics in relation to non-human animals and the way it relates to other accounts of animal ethics, the book’s chapters survey and assess the use humans make of other animals for food, for clothing, for labour, as research subjects, for sport and entertainment, as pets or companions, and human impacts on wild animals. The result is both a state-of-the-art account of what humans are doing to other animals and a persuasive argument that Christians in particular have strong faith-based reasons to acknowledge the significance of the issues raised and change their practice in response.