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Nonviolence to animals, earth, and self in Asian traditions

Author: Christopher Key Chapple
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1993.
Series: SUNY series in religious studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions. It speaks to a variety of contemporary issues, such as vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Key Chapple
ISBN: 0791414973 9780791414972 0791414981 9780791414989
OCLC Number: 26212490
Description: xiv, 146 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Nonviolence, Animals, and Earth --
1. Origins and Traditional Articulations of Ahimsa --
2. Nonviolence, Buddhism, and Animal Protection --
3. Nonviolent Asian Responses to the Environmental Crisis: Select Contemporary Examples --
pt. II. The Nonviolent Self --
4. Otherness and Nonviolence in the Mahabharata --
5. Nonviolent Approaches to Multiplicity --
6. The Jaina Path of Nonresistant Death --
7. Living Nonviolence.
Series Title: SUNY series in religious studies.
Responsibility: Christopher Key Chapple.

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This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions. It speaks to a variety of contemporary issues, such as vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.

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