A Jaina Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion

Arvind Sharma, Motilal Banarsidass, 2001, xix, 151 p, ISBN : 8120817605, $20.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Jaina Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion/Arvind Sharma

Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. The concept of God. 2. The case for God. 3. The case against God. 4. God, suffering and human beings. 5. Revelation, faith and knowledge. 6. Epistemology and ontology. 7. Religious language. 8. Religious language and truth. 9. The problem of religious pluralism. 10. Human destiny: western perspectives. 11. Human destiny: Indic perspectives. Recommended reading.

"The philosophical significance of Jainism extends far beyond its statistical presence in India and the world, for it lies in the unique quality of its thought. This book is an attempt to take its insights into account for the light they shed on issues customarily debated in the Philosophy of Religion as it has evolved in the West. It is in line with other works of the author of a similar nature: A Hindu Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion (1990); The Philosophy of Religion: A Buddhist Perspective (1995) and The Philosophy of Religion and Advaita Vedanta (1995)." (jacket)

[Arvind Sharma, formerly of the Indian Administrative Service, is presently Birks Professor of Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.]

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