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Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India (John E Cort) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2001) 9780195132342
Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India (John E Cort) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2001) 9780195132342
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Title: Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Author: Cort, John E

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2001

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780195132342

Volumes: 1; Pages: 288

List Price in Cloth: $83.00 Our price: $76.99

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This book offers an illuminating portrait of the ancient Indian religion of Jainism. Based on field research in northern Gujarat as well as on the study of ancient Sanskrit and modern vernacular Jain religious literature, John Cort discusses the major facets of Jain practice-the annual festivals, ascetic and dietary practices, interactions between laity and monks and nuns, and temple worship.CONTENTSNote on Language, Transliteration, and Names Hymn to Pancasar Parsvanath Introduction: On the Occasion of the Blessed Installation of the Lord 1 The Ideology of the Path to Liberation 2 Jains and Jainism in Patan 3 Going to the Temple: How to Worship God 4 Gifting and Grace: Patterns of Lay-Mendicant Interaction 5 Holy Asceticism 6 Remembrance and Celebration: The Jain Religious Year 7 Ideologies and Realms of Value Hymn to Pancasar Parsvanath Glossary Notes Bibliography IndexREVIEWS"An authentic, detailed and penetrating explanation of the way the Jains of Patam practice their religion. John Cort's profound dedication and commitment to his subject is clearly evident on every page of this book. His sympathetic and keenly observed analysis of Jain principles will be of enormous help to future scholars and students of Islam."--Jain Spirit"A study that does full justice to the integration of a regional Jain religious culture in multiple dimensions. Ths fine book immediately takes its place among the very best and most important existing studies of Jains and Jainism."--The Journal of the American Academy of Religion
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