Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions

SUNY Press
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This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, including its impact on East Asian Cultures. It then turns to a variety of contemporary issues relating to this topic such as: vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.
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About the author

Christopher Key Chapple is Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is the author of Karma and Creativity, co-translator of the Yoga Sutras of PatanUjali, and editor of Winthrop Sargeant's translation of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Publisher
SUNY Press
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Published on
Jan 1, 1993
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Pages
146
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ISBN
9780791498774
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Animal Rights
Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Philosophy / Eastern
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