Gandhi, Scripture and Non-violence

William Emilsen

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Emilsen records how texts of violence are confronted by Gandhi with absolute fearlessness. Scripture, tradition and religious authority are respected by Gandhi but never allowed to countenance violence. Gandhi tests the world scriptures on 'the anvil of truth with the hammer of compassion''his twin principles of reason and non-violence. Faced with the absolute futility of violence, Emilsen argues that Gandhi's 'gospel of non-violence' is critical for a world bent on self-destruction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValidating Violence -- Violating Faith? Religion, Scripture and Violence
Place of PublicationHindmarsh, S.A.
PublisherATF Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781920691899
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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