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

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John P. Jones explores the complex issues plaguing India in his thought-provoking book. "India's Problem, Krishna or Christ" takes readers on a journey through the country's religious and cultural landscape, shedding light on the challenges that arise from the coexistence of ancient Hindu traditions and dominant Western influences.

Jones' writing style is engaging and fluid, making it easy to dive into the rich history and dilemma faced by India. The book presents a balanced analysis of the clash between traditional values and modernity, effectively examining the impacts of globalization and colonization. It offers an in-depth exploration of the consequences of India's struggle to find a harmonious blend between Krishna, the Hindu god, and Christ, the central figure in Christianity.

One notable aspect of Jones' work is his ability to present multiple perspectives without being biased towards any particular religious belief. He diligently navigates through the complexities of various cultural and religious practices, showcasing the diversity and uniqueness of Indian society. By looking into India's history, social dynamics, and current challenges, Jones expertly conveys the internal struggles faced by a nation torn between preserving its heritage and embracing a rapidly changing world.

The author's extensive research is evident throughout the book, as he seamlessly weaves together historical accounts, personal anecdotes, and interviews with scholars and locals. These diverse sources contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted issues at hand. Moreover, Jones' inclusion of relevant statistical data and case studies further strengthens his arguments and provides readers with a solid foundation for analysis.

While "India's Problem, Krishna or Christ" admirably addresses the complexities it sets out to explore, the book may prove challenging for readers with limited knowledge of Indian history and cultural practices. Given the depth of information presented, some readers might find themselves overwhelmed by the vast amount of material covered within its pages. Additionally, a more concise organization of information could have made the narrative easier to follow and concepts more accessible.

However, these minor criticisms do not detract from the overall value of Jones' work. "India's Problem, Krishna or Christ" offers a unique perspective on the ongoing struggle between tradition and modernity in one of the world's most diverse nations. The book serves as an excellent resource for scholars, researchers, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of India's complex social, cultural, and religious landscape. John P. Jones successfully captures the essence of India's dilemma, leaving readers pondering the intricate challenges faced by a nation searching for its cultural identity in the 21st century.

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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... Continue reading book >>

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