“‘A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast’*: Early Modern Christian German-speakers, and the Rights of Other Creatures” by Anthony Roeber

*(Proverbs: 12:10); “The Good Shepherd, St. Botolph without Aldersgate” by Andrewrabbott (CC BY-SA 4.0). The present essay explores why the various versions of Christianity that emerged in North America by the early nineteenth century contributed almost nothing to the emerging concern about the rights of animals and the prevention of cruelty. Despite the gradual emergence