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Religions of the World and Ecology #7: Jainism and Ecology: Nonviolence in the Web of Life

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Publisher Comments:

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 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.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-486) and index.

About the Author

Christopher Key Chappleis Professor of Theological Studies and Director of Asian and Pacific Studies, <>Loyola Marymount University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780945454342
Subtitle:
Nonviolence in the Web of Life
Editor:
Chapple, Christopher Key
Editor:
Chapple, Christopher Key
Author:
Chapple, Christopher Key
Publisher:
Center for the Study of World Religions
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Environmental ethics
Subject:
Jainism
Subject:
Jainism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Jainism
Subject:
RELIGION / Ethics
Series:
Religions of the World and Ecology
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20020901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.32x5.88x.63 in. .87 lbs.

Related Subjects


Religion » Eastern Religions » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Jainism
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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