Books in category Religion – Jainism

  • God Owes Us Nothing

    God Owes Us Nothing
    Leszek Kolakowski

    God Owes Us Nothing reflects on the centuries-long debate in Christianity: how do we reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God, and how does God's omnipotence relate to people's responsibility for …

  • Emerald City

    Emerald City
    Lawrence A. Babb

    Based on oral history, the book describes how the industry is organised, when & how it developed certain characteristic features & its evolving relationship with a changing social context.

  • Framing the Jina

    Framing the Jina
    John Cort

    John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India.

  • El Jainismo

    El Jainismo
    Agustín Pániker

    He aquí la primera monografía en castellano dedicada a una milenaria tradición religiosa poco conocida fuera de la India: el jainismo.

  • Jainism A Guide for the Perplexed

    Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed
    Sherry Fohr

    Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of this fascinating tradition, explaining many basic Jain values, beliefs and practices in the same way they are taught to Jains themselves, through the medium of sacred …

  • Nectar 27

    Nectar #27
    Babaji Bob Kindler, Jagadish Ghosh, Swami Brahmeshananda, Swami Aseshananda, Annapurna Sarada, Lex Hixon, John Francis, Helen Appell, Paravasta Sam Bailey, Michael J Isaacs

    These are precious words indeed, coming as they do from a select group of serious individuals, all singularly dedicated to their chosen tradition and its dissemination.

  • Heroic Wives Rituals Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

    Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood
    M. Whitney Kelting

    Although in Hinduism it is mainly used to refer to widow immolation, the term 'sati' means 'true woman' – a female hero. Whitney Kelting has learned that in Jainism satis appear as subjects of devotional hymns.

  • Civakacintamani

    Civakacintamani
    Tiruttakkatevar

    The circa 9th century work Civakacintamani is one of the five epic masterpieces of Tamil literature. Though the work of a Jain mendicant, Tiruttakkatevar, it is famed for its erotic description and the scenes of love of its hero Civakan.

  • वीरोपनिषद्
    Acharya Kalyanbodhi Suriji

    Read this book to know the essence of the life of Bhagvan Mahavira, who was the 24th tirthankara of the Jains. This text is a short work by Acharya Bhadrabahu Swamiji, composed for the benefit of all mankind.

  • Vicissitudes of the Goddess

    Vicissitudes of the Goddess
    Sree Padma

    Drawing on archaeological, artistic, sculptural and inscriptional sources and participant/observer insights, Sree Padma reconstructs a history of goddess worship in India from ancient times (before the rise of Buddhism and bhakti) to …

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