Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita

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[DHB-503]

Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita brings together the views of scholars from various disciplines to explore a subject that has great meaning for our modern world: violence and religion. Using ancient India’s sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita, and its larger narrative context, the Mahabharata, this volume delves deeply into the larger implications of the world’s many “holy wars,” and how the philosophical underpinnings of such wars relate to each and every one of us.

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[DHB-503]

Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita brings together the views of scholars from various disciplines to explore a subject that has great meaning for our modern world: violence and religion. Using ancient India’s sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita, and its larger narrative context, the Mahabharata, this volume delves deeply into the larger implications of the world’s many “holy wars,” and how the philosophical underpinnings of such wars relate to each and every one of us.

 

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“Steve did a good job.  It’s interesting to see such varied viewpoints on the question.” “(I just hope the title won’t be misunderstood.)” — Michael Danino

ISBN: 0-937194-44-1, 2002, Hardcover, 240 pages