Gandhi on Non-Violence

ISBN-10: 0811216861
ISBN-13: 9780811216869
Edition: 2007
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Description: For this paperback, Thomas Merton selected the basic statements of principle and interpretation which make up Ghandi's philosophy of non-violence (Ahimsa) and non-violent action (Satyagraha). For many, throughout the world, Mohandas Ghandi stands as  More...

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 11/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.308

For this paperback, Thomas Merton selected the basic statements of principle and interpretation which make up Ghandi's philosophy of non-violence (Ahimsa) and non-violent action (Satyagraha). For many, throughout the world, Mohandas Ghandi stands as the greatest figure of the 20th Century. In his long introduction to this book - and it is one of his most challenging essays - Father Merton shows how Ghandi linked the thought of East and West in his search for universal truth, and how, for him, non-violence sprang from realization of spiritual unity in the individual. Merton relates Ghandi's "Ahimsa" to traditional Hindu "Dharma," to the Greek and our own concepts of personal freedom, and to the thinking of Thomas Aquinas and later Catholic theologians on conscience, good-and-evil, and peace.

Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.

Preface
Introduction: Gandhi and the One-Eyed Giant
Selections from Gandhi's Non-Violence in Peace and War
Principles of Non-Violence
Non-Violence: True and False
The Spiritual Dimensions of Non-Violence
The Political Scope of Non-Violence
The Purity of Non-Violence
Notes
Index

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