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Conversion to Jain Identity

Andrea R. Jain.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

April 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Jainism. 10167 words.

This chapter reviews cases of conversion to the Jain tradition and suggests that Jains have an affirmative view of conversion and have actively responded to shifting social contexts in...

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The Jain Community

Lawrence A. Babb.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Jainism. 2649 words.

Jainism is a South Asian religion that emerged into historical view in the first half of the first millennium BCE. Along with Buddhism, Jainism is the only other surviving example of...

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Jainism

Anne Vallely.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Jainism; Comparative Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 7840 words.

Jains dismiss as delusional the belief in a grace-bestowing creator God, yet approach each day reverentially and prayerfully. This seeming paradox is explored, arguing that Jainism’s...

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Jainism and Ecology

Christopher Key Chapple.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

November 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Jainism. 5502 words.

This article examines the Jaina faith in light of its commitment to environmental values. After providing an overview of Jaina history and principles, it discusses contemporary Jain...

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