Andrew Linzey’s publication history on animal rights stretches back to 1976, when he published Animal Rights: A Christian Perspective. Since then, he has worked tirelessly in the field, publishing widely on animal ethics broadly as well as animal ethics within the Christian tradition. In 1995, Linzey published Animal Theology with Illinois. That book was a tremendous success and has gone on to be translated into Italian, French, Spanish, and Japanese. A few years later, in 1998, he coedited Animals on the Agenda with Dorothy Yamamoto. It was not long after that volume that the Archbishop of Canterbury recognized Linzey’s work, awarding him a Doctor of Divinity for exploring theological issues around animal welfare. This honor would join the Peaceable Kingdom medal Lindzey had received a decade earlier. These successes, and the sterling reputation he gained as a theologian and philosopher, allowed him to open the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in 2006. The Centre is a home for independent scholars devoted to issues of animal ethics.
“Illinois is in the forefront of publishing in the newly emerging field of animal ethics. The Journal of Animal Ethics in particular has garnered contributions from many disciplines throughout the world. It is the first journal in the field and has broken new ground.” —Andrew Linzey
It was his work with founding the Centre that led him to found the Journal of Animal Ethics (JAE) with Priscilla Cohn in the spring of 2011. Over time, his daughter, Clair Linzey, has joined him as coeditor.
And now we are pleased to welcome two new projects from Andrew and Clair Linzey. First, Animal Ethics for Veterinarians, a Common Threads title that pulls together articles from JAE, promises to be a great resource. The second project, The Ethical Case against Animal Experiments, is forth-coming in Spring 2018. The first part of the book is a comprehensive ethical critique of the practice of animal experiments written collectively by the Oxford Centre working group. The second part of the book explores, in several essays, the broad issues in the arguments against animal experimentation. We at Illinois are honored to have worked with Andrew for over twenty years. And we are proud to be at the forefront of conversations about how humans treat the nonhuman creatures who share our world.