Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online

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Edited by: John E. Cort, Denison University, Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Knut A. Jacobsen, University of Bergen, Kristi L. Wiley, University of California, Berkeley

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Jainism Online makes available up-to-date research on main aspects of the Jain traditions in original essays written by some of the world’s foremost scholars on Jainism. The encyclopedia is thematic and seeks to present a balanced and impartial view of Jainism with a focus on both historical and contemporary traditions and institutions. The articles address topics such as the human condition, pantheons, historical perspectives, regional cultures, renunciation, lay society, ritual, devotion, visual and material culture, time and space, literature, and philosophy and logic.

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Author(s): Dundas, Paul
There were several Śvetāmbara Jain authors called Haribhadra who flourished in the medieval period (Bossche, 2007, 4–10; Klatt, 2017, 936–939). However, the name is most commonly used of the teacher (invariably known in later lineage histories as Haribhadrasūri) who is traditionally dated to the 6th century CE and was the major intellectual force in the formulation of Śvetāmbara Jainism as a fully developed religious system in the second half of the 1st millennium CE. The large number of signifi…
Date: 2019-04-15