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Conversion to Jain Identity  

Andrea R. Jain

Published in print:
Apr 2014
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May 2014
This chapter reviews cases of conversion to the Jain tradition and suggests that Jains have an affirmative view of conversion and have actively responded to shifting social contexts in ... More

The Jain Community  

Lawrence A. Babb

Published in print:
Oct 2006
Published Online:
Sep 2009
Jainism is a South Asian religion that emerged into historical view in the first half of the first millennium BCE. Along with Buddhism, Jainism is the only other surviving example of ... More

Jainism  

Anne Vallelly

Published in print:
Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
Jains dismiss as delusional the belief in a grace-bestowing creator God, yet approach each day reverentially and prayerfully. This seeming paradox is explored, arguing that Jainism’s ... More

Jainism and Ecology: Transformation of Tradition  

Christopher Key Chapple

Published in print:
Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
This article examines the Jaina faith in light of its commitment to environmental values. After providing an overview of Jaina history and principles, it discusses contemporary Jain ... More

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