Introduction to Nonviolence

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Mar 11, 2014 - Political Science - 208 pages
Non-violent movements, under figures like Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, led to some of the great social changes of the 20th century, and some argue it offers solutions for this century's problems. This book explores non-violence from its roots in diverse religious and philosophical traditions to its role in bringing social and political change today.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Nonviolence in Hinduism Jainism and Buddhism
11
2 Christianity and Nonviolence
27
3 Islam and Nonviolence
41
4 Philosophical Foundations of Nonviolence
56
5 Gandhi and Nonviolence
77
6 Pragmatic Nonviolence
88
7 Critiques of Nonviolence
112
8 Nonviolence in the Twentieth Century
134
9 Nonviolence in the TwentyFirst Century
155
Democracy and Nonviolence
177
Bibliography
185
Index
195
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Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Associate Professor at York University, Canada. He is the recipient of the 2009 Peace Prize, awarded by the Association for the United Nations in Spain for his work promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy of non-violence. His publications include The Gandhian Moment (Harvard Press 2013) and Democracy in Iran (Palgrave 2013)