A philosophical and theological exploration of the ethical status of nonhuman animals and the nature and extent of our obligations to them. Questions to pursue include the following: How should we regard nonhuman animals theologically (e.g., What does dominion or stewardship entail? Do animals need to be redeemed?) Which uses of animals are morally permissible (if any)? Is activism on behalf of animals best pursued on a welfarist or rights model?