Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues

Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues

by Peter Flügel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134235513
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Peter Flügel is currently at the Department of the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He has published extensively on the history and ethnography of contemporary Jain schools and sects, Jain stupas, Jaina-Vaisnava syncretism, and the social history of the Jain tradition.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Introduction.  Orthodoxy and Heresy  Adda or the Oldest Extant Dispute between Jains and Heretics (Suyagada 2,6).  The Later Fortunes of Jamali.  The Dating of the Jaina Councils: Do Scholarly Presentations Reflect the Traditional Sources?  The Question of Omniscience and Jaina Logic  The Jain-Mimamsa Debate on Omniscience.  Why must there be an Omniscient in Jainism?  Implications of the Buddhist-Jaina Dispute over the Fallacious Example in Nyaya-Bindu and Nyayavatara-Vivrti  Role Models for Women and Female Identity  Restrictions and Protection: Female Jain Renouncers.  Thinking Collectively about Jain Satis: The Uses of Jain Sati Name Lists.  Religious Practice and the Creation of Personhood among Svetambar Murtipujak Jain Women in Jaipur  Sectarian Movements  Rethinking Religious Authority: A Perspective on the Followers of Srimad Rajacandra.  A Fifteenth Century Digambar Mystic and his Contemporary Followers: Taran Taran Svami and the Taran Svami Panth.  Demographic Trends in Jaina Monasticism  Property, Law and Ethics  Architectural, Sculptural and Religious Change: A New Interpretation of the Jaina Temples at Khajuraho.  Jaina Law as an Unofficial Legal System.  Ahimsa and Compassion in Jainism

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