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Jainism : an introduction

Author: Jeffery D Long
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2009.
Series: I.B. Tauris introductions to religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the Jain community from founding sage Mahavira to the present day. This book explores asceticism, worship, the life of the Jain layperson, relations between Jainism and other  Read more...

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Long, Jeffery D.
Jainism.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2009
(DLC) 2010277148
(OCoLC)276331912
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffery D Long
ISBN: 9781441638397 1441638393 9780857713926 0857713922 9781845116262 1845116267
OCLC Number: 608555139
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 240 pages).
Contents: What is Jainism? --
Mahāvīra and the origins of Jainism --
Jain history --
The Jain path --
The Jain doctrines of relativity : an intellectual history --
The Jain doctrines of relativity : philosophical analysis --
The Jain vision and the future of humanity.
Series Title: I.B. Tauris introductions to religion.
Responsibility: by Jeffery D. Long.

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