I.B.Tauris Introductions to Religion: Jainism: An Introduction

Editor/Author Long, Jefferey D.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: I.B. Tauris

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ISBN: 978-1-84-511625-5
Category: Religion & Theology
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available
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This title explores asceticism, worship, the life of the Jain layperson, relations between Jainism and other Indic traditions, the Jain philosophy of relativity, and the implications of Jain ideals for the contemporary world. The book presents Jainism in a way that is authentic and engaging to specialists and non-specialists alike.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Note on Diacritical Marks and Pronunciation of Indic Terms
  • Introduction: An Overview of this Book
  • Chapter I: What is Jainism?
  • Chapter II: Mahāvīra and the Origins of Jainism
  • Chapter III: Jain History
  • Chapter IV: The Jain Path
  • Chapter V: The Jain Doctrines of Relativity: An Intellectual History
  • Chapter VI: The Jain Doctrines of Relativity: A Philosophical Analysis
  • Chapter VII: The Jain Vision and the Future of Humanity
  • Recommended Reading: A Brief Survey of the Literature on Jainism
  • Jain Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography