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Author Barbato, Melanie, author.

Title Jain approaches to plurality : identity as dialogue / by Melanie Barbato.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 232 pages)
Series Currents of Encounter: Studies In Interreligious and Intercultural Relations, 0923-6201 ; volume 55
Currents of encounter ; v. 55.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Front Matter -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Identity in Changing Times -- Who are the Jains? A Community between Indian Tradition and Global Modernity -- Jains in Inner-Indian Dialogue -- Plurality in Modern Jain Dialogues -- Jain Dialogic Identity -- Then and Now.
Summary In Jain Approaches to Plurality Melanie Barbato offers a new perspective on the Jain teaching of plurality ( anekāntavāda ) and how it allowed Jains to engage with other discourses from Indian inter-school philosophy to global interreligious dialogue. Jainism, one of the world's oldest religions, has managed to both adapt and preserve its identity across time through its inherently dialogical outlook. Drawing on a wide range of textual sources and original research in India, Barbato analyses the encounters between Jains and non-Jains in the classical, colonial and global context. Jain Approaches to Plurality offers a comprehensive introduction to anekāntavāda as a non-Western resource for understanding plurality and engaging in dialogue. "Building upon earlier work in this field without simply reduplicating it, Melanie Barbato's work delves deeply into the question of the relevance of Jain approaches to religious and philosophical diversity to contemporary issues of inter-religious dialogue, and dialogues across worldviews more generally. (...) This work is a most welcome contribution to the conversation." - Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Elizabethtown College . April 2017. Author of Jainism: An Introduction .
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Subject Anekāntavāda.
Jaina philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Barbato, Melanie. Jain approaches to plurality. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018 9789004339309 (DLC) 2017031572
ISBN 9004276769 (electronic book)
9789004276765 (electronic bk.)
9789004339309 (paperback)
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