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Jains in the world : religious values and ideology in India

Author: John E Cort
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Library of religious beliefs and practices.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, defined themselves as a unique religious community. This revised and expanded edition takes account of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Cort
ISBN: 1134501668 9781134501663 0415266068 9780415266062 1280068957 9781280068959 0203398270 9780203398272
OCLC Number: 1258255865
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (369 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface to the second edition; A note on transliteration and pronunciation; Introduction; The fordmakers; The Digambaras and the vetambaras; Scriptures; Doctrine; History: from early times to the late medieval period; The ascetic; The lay person; Jain relativism and attitudes towards Hinduism and Buddhism; Recent developments; Glossary; Notes; Sources in Sanskrit and Prakrit; Bibliography of secondary sources; Index
Series Title: Library of religious beliefs and practices.
Responsibility: John E. Cort.

Abstract:

The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, defined themselves as a unique religious community. This revised and expanded edition takes account of new research into Jainism.

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