Jainism and Ecology: Nonviolence in This Web of Life (Religions of the World and Ecology v. 7)

Jainism and Ecology: Nonviolence in This Web of Life (Religions of the World and Ecology v. 7)

By: Christopher Chapple (author)Paperback

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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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  • publication date: 02/09/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780945454342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780945454342
  • weight: 398
  • ISBN10: 0945454341

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