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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 o…

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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 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2590-2768_BEJO_COM_034872>
First published online: 2020



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