Introduction to Nonviolence

Introduction to Nonviolence

by Ramin Jahanbegloo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230361300
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/21/2014
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Associate Professor at York University, Canada. He is the recipient of the 2009 Peace Prize, awarded by the Association for the United Nations in Spain for his work promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy of non-violence. His publications include The Gandhian Moment (Harvard Press 2013) and Democracy in Iran (Palgrave 2013)

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Nonviolence.- 2. Non-Violence in Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.- 3. Christianity and Nonviolence.- 4. Islam and Nonviolence.- 5. Philosophical Foundations of Nonviolence.- 6. Gandhi and Nonviolence.- 7. Pragmatic Nonviolence.- 8. Critiques of Nonviolence.- 9. Nonviolence in Twentieth Century.- 10. Nonviolence in Twenty-First Century.- Conclusion: Democracy and Nonviolence.

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Engaging in its depth and also its great width, this excellent text looks at the roots of potentially effective non-violence in a variety of religions and in a range of contemporary societies.' - Rajmohan Gandhi, historian and former research professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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