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Muni Ratnacandra's Nine Jain Questions for Christians

Friedlander, Peter

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Ajivikism, a vanished Indian religion, has been admirably studied by A. L. Basham in his 1951 monograph. Since then, a renewed study of the existing evidence has led to an improved understanding of this religion. New evidence, moreover, has shown that this religion remained intellectually active and influential at least until the end of the first millennium CE. This paper will discuss other evidence again, also from the end of the first millennium, which appears to show that Ajivikism shared...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorFriedlander, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:18:31Z
dc.identifier.issn1748-1074
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/51449
dc.description.abstractAjivikism, a vanished Indian religion, has been admirably studied by A. L. Basham in his 1951 monograph. Since then, a renewed study of the existing evidence has led to an improved understanding of this religion. New evidence, moreover, has shown that this religion remained intellectually active and influential at least until the end of the first millennium CE. This paper will discuss other evidence again, also from the end of the first millennium, which appears to show that Ajivikism shared the�anekantavada�with Jainism, but not only that. Like Jainism, it used the�anekantavada�to solve a problem that did not arise until many centuries after the time of Mahavira. It follows that Jainism and Ajivikism remained closely in close contact with each other for at least half a millennium since their beginning, perhaps longer, and shared some crucial intellectual developments.
dc.publisherUniversity of London
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Jaina Studies
dc.source.urihttp://www.soas.ac.uk/research/publications/journals/ijjs/archive/2013.html
dc.titleMuni Ratnacandra's Nine Jain Questions for Christians
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume9
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor220406 - Studies in Eastern Religious Traditions
local.identifier.absfor220405 - Religion and Society
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4455832xPUB224
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFriedlander, Peter, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage30
local.identifier.absseo950404 - Religion and Society
local.identifier.absseo950201 - Communication Across Languages and Culture
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T08:35:39Z
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