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L'église catholique et l'animal à l'époque contemporaine (vers 1940-1990)

Éric BARATAY

fr Anthropozoologica 17 - Pages 21-28

Published on 01 November 1993

The Roman Catholic church and the animal at the contemporary age

Catholic conceptions on the animal have never been so varied and conflicting than nowadays. Contrary to a majority tendency (proceeding from a repulsion of the animal outside of the sacred) which describes it as a distant ancestor, without any future, a simple tool, a minority vision commends its respect, its integration in the sacred. A divergence which is the reflection of contradictions in the contemporary French society.

Keywords :

Animal, Roman Catholic Church, Contemporary âge, France, Mentality.

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