Andrew Linzey, D.D.

Andrew Linzey is Henry Bergh Professor of Animal Ethics. He is a member of the Faculty of Theology in the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He is also Honorary Research Fellow of St Stephen’s House, University of Oxford; Honorary Professor at the University of Winchester, England, and Special Professor at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. Professor Linzey has written more than 100 articles, and authored or edited twenty books on theology and ethics, including: Animal Theology (1994); Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics (1998); Animal Gospel: Christian Faith as If Animals Mattered (1999); Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care (1999); Gays and the Future of Anglicanism (2005); Animal Rights: A Historical Anthology (2004); Animals and Christianity: A Book of Readings (2007); Why Animal Suffering Matters (2009), and The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence (2009). He is also co-editor of the Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society published by Routledge in 1995. Professor Linzey has lectured and broadcast extensively in Europe and the United States. His books have been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese. In 2001, he was awarded a D.D. (Doctor of Divinity) degree by the Archbishop of Canterbury in recognition of his "unique and massive pioneering work at a scholarly level in the area of the theology of creation with particular reference to the rights and welfare of God’s sentient creatures."


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