Religion for Modern Times

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780198073864
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199082162 | DOI:
Religion for Modern Times

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This chapter examines the relevance of Gandhian thought to modern religion. It suggests that Mahatma Gandhi's contribution related to religion is in providing a solution to a difficult modern predicament given that religion has failed to make human beings humane enough. The chapter explains that the essence of Gandhi's religion is morality and suggests that his religiosity was unique in that he was a believer among rationalists and a rationalist among believers. It also contends that his religion was simply one of truth and non-violence, without the need for rituals and priests.

Keywords: Gandhian thought; modern religion; morality; truth; non-violence; rationalist

Chapter.  6882 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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