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.
|Title of host publication||Validating Violence -- Violating Faith? Religion, Scripture and Violence|
|Place of Publication||Hindmarsh, S.A.|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|