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Jainism & Ecology - Nonviolence in this Web of Life (OIP) By Christopher Key Chapple

Jainism & Ecology - Nonviolence in this Web of Life (OIP) by Christopher Key Chapple

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The 2500-year-old tradition of Jainism offers a worldview seemingly compatible with the goals of environmental activism. This volume reflects the dynamic nature of the Jain faith and its willingness to engage in discussion on a modern social issue.

Jainism & Ecology - Nonviolence in this Web of Life (OIP) Summary

Jainism & Ecology - Nonviolence in this Web of Life (OIP) by Christopher Key Chapple

The 2500-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 ethical 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.

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GOR009860797
9780945454342
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Jainism & Ecology - Nonviolence in this Web of Life (OIP) by Christopher Key Chapple
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Harvard University Press
2002-09-02
292
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