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Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita
     

Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita

by Arvind Sharma, Patrick Olivelle, William J. Jackson, Steven J. Rosen (Editor), Hector Avalos
 
This series of scholarly essays explores modern parallels to the war depicted in the ancient Indian story Bhagavad Gita, using it as a starting point to discuss whether violence in the name of religious observance can ever be justifiable. Rosen (the author of several books on East-Indian spirituality) edits essays covering Gandhi and nonviolence; abuse of ethics and

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This series of scholarly essays explores modern parallels to the war depicted in the ancient Indian story Bhagavad Gita, using it as a starting point to discuss whether violence in the name of religious observance can ever be justifiable. Rosen (the author of several books on East-Indian spirituality) edits essays covering Gandhi and nonviolence; abuse of ethics and morals to justify religious violence; and the Islamic jihad in relation to the war of the Bhagavad Gita. Scholars from varied fields and religious backgrounds write the essays. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937194447
Publisher:
Deepak, A Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Indic Heritage Ser.
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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