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Jainism and Hinduism
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Scholarship in recent decades has shown that crisp and consistent definitions of “Jainism” and “Hinduism” are problematic and elusive.1 Here, Jainism and Hinduism are loosely and heuristically defined as core (and competing) orthodoxies that include prescriptive teachings on moral…

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Geen, Jonathan, “Jainism and Hinduism”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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