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Jainism and Ecology Nonviolence in the Web of Life






Publisher:  Harvard University Press
Summary: The twenty-five-hundred-year-old tradition of Jainism, which emphasizes nonviolence as the only true path leading to liberation, offers a worldview seemingly compatible with the goals of environmental activism. But can Jainism adopt a sociocentric environmentalism without compromising its own ascetic principles and spiritual tradition? How does traditional Jain cosmology view the natural world? How might a Jain ethic...al system respond to decisions regarding the development of dams, the proliferation of automobiles, overcrowding due to overpopulation, or the protection of individual animal species? Can there be a Jain environmental activism that addresses both the traditional concern for individual self-purification and the contemporary dilemma of ecosystem degradation? The voices in this volume reflect the dynamic nature of the Jain faith and its willingness to engage in discussion on a modern social issue.

Chapple, Christopher Key is the author of Jainism and Ecology Nonviolence in the Web of Life, published under ISBN 9780945454335 and 0945454333. Three Jainism and Ecology Nonviolence in the Web of Life textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, two used from the cheapest price of $68.50, or buy new starting at $100.36.
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Jainism and Ecology Nonviolence in the Web of Life

ISBN-13: 9780945454335

ISBN: 0945454333

Publisher: Harvard University Press
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