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India's Problem, Krishna or Christ   By: (1847-1916)

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India's Problem

Krishna or Christ


John P. Jones, D.D.

of Southern India, A. B. C. F. M.

New York, Chicago, Toronto

Fleming H. Revell Company



Dedication. Preface. Chapter I. The Land And The People. 1. The Physical Features of That Land. 2. The People. 3. Economic Conditions. 4. Social Life. ( a ) The Family. ( b ) Society. 5. The Educational System. 6. The Political Situation. 7. The Government of India. 8. The Mission of Great Britain in India. Chapter II. The Religions Of India. ( a ) Judaism. ( b ) Mohammedanism. ( c ) Parseeism. ( d ) Buddhism. ( e ) Jainism. ( f ) Sikhism. ( g ) Hinduism. ( a ) Incarnation. ( b ) Vicarious Atonement. ( c ) Spirituality. ( d ) Eschatology. ( e ) The Doctrine of Faith. Chapter III. Hinduism And Christianity Contrasted. 1. In their Initial Conceptions. 2. Their Ultimate Aim or Goal. 3. The Agency and Means Recognized and Appealed to by those Faiths Respectively. 4. The Processes of These Two Religions. 5. The Ideals of the Two Faiths. 6. The Credentials of the Two Faiths. 7. Other Distinguishing Traits. Conclusion. Chapter IV. The Products Of The Two Faiths In India. The Hindu And The Native Christian A Study. 1. And First, The Hindu. 2. Let us Now Study The Native Christian. Chapter V. The Women Of India. Chapter VI. The History Of Christian Effort In India. Chapter VII. The Missionary. 1. Physical Fitness. 2. His Methods of Life. 3. The Intellectual Ability and Educational Training of the Missionary. 4. Spiritual Qualifications. 5. The Missionary's Attitude Towards the Non Christian World. 6. The Relationship Which the Missionary Sustains to the Missionary Society and the Churches Which Support Him. 7. The Missionary and the Mission To Which He Belongs. 8. The Relation of the Missionary to the People Among Whom He Lives. Chapter VIII. Missionary Organization. ( a ) The Evangelistic Department. ( b ) Pastoral Work. ( c ) The Educational Department. Schools for Non Christians. Schools for Christian Children. Training Institutions for Mission Agents. ( d ) Literary Work. ( e ) Medical Work. ( f ) Work for Women. ( g ) Work for the Young. ( h ) Organizations for the Special Activities of the Native Christian Community. Chapter IX. Present Day Missionary Problems. Chapter X. Missionary Results. Chapter XI. Missionary Results (Continued) Index. Footnotes


To My Wife Without whom the following pages could not have been written.

[Illustration: A Typical Buddhist Priest.]

"Yes, it shall come! E'en now my eyes behold, In distant view, the wish'd for age unfold, Lo, o'er the shadowy days that roll between, A wand'ring gleam foretells th' ascending scene. Oh, doom'd victorious from thy wounds to rise, Dejected India, lift thy downcast eyes, And mark the hour, whose faithful steps for thee Through Time's press'd ranks bring on the Jubilee!"


The following pages are, practically, the result of a course of lectures given, on the Hyde foundation, at the Andover Theological Seminary in the fall of 1902. Some of the chapters were also used in lectures, delivered during the year, at the Yale and Hartford Theological Seminaries and at the Western Reserve University. Small portions have appeared in Reviews and Magazines but have been much changed in the transfer. The cordial welcome accorded the lectures, including an expressed desire that they be published, has led to their appearance in this more permanent form.

India should be better known to Europe and America. I trust that the following pages may help the student to understand the vast country and to realise the greatness of the problems connected with Christian work in the land; may they also stir within many a strong desire to present Christ to that great people, and inspire a hope in the ultimate and speedy triumph of our cause in the land of the Vedas... Continue reading book >>

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