Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith: From Darkness to Faith [NOOK Book]

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Millions around the world revere Mahatma Gandhi, yet only a few know the man Mohandas Gandhi and the internal journey of his soul. This pioneering book fills the spiritual void in Gandhian literature by focusing on the soul and the substance of the man. Uma Majmudar shows that, contrary to popular belief, Gandhi's rise to greatness was not meteoric; it was, rather, a continuous process of faith development, punctuated by conflicts, crises, and turning points. Using James W. Fowler's theory of "Stages of Faith" as...
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Overview

Millions around the world revere Mahatma Gandhi, yet only a few know the man Mohandas Gandhi and the internal journey of his soul. This pioneering book fills the spiritual void in Gandhian literature by focusing on the soul and the substance of the man. Uma Majmudar shows that, contrary to popular belief, Gandhi's rise to greatness was not meteoric; it was, rather, a continuous process of faith development, punctuated by conflicts, crises, and turning points. Using James W. Fowler's theory of "Stages of Faith" as a guide, Majmudar undertakes the first developmental study to analyze the fundamental role of faith in transforming Gandhi's life. She proposes that the power that nourished Gandhi's soul was his ever-growing faith in the ultimate triumph of Truth and in the innate Godliness of the human soul. Along with making an invaluable contribution to numerous cross-cultural disciplines, the book also offers something special to those wishing to embark on their own faith developmental journey, guided by Gandhi's example.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791483510
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Uma Majmudar is Lecturer on Religion at Emory University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction: The Mystique and the Myth of the Mahatma 1
1 Victorian Colonial India 19
2 Gandhi's Roots 25
3 The Seed and the Soil 33
4 The Sprouting of Mohan's Faith 47
5 A Crisis of Identity and Faith 57
6 A Law Student in London 73
7 A Barrister in South Africa, Phase I 91
8 A Leader in South Africa, Phase II 113
9 A Satyagrahi in South Africa, Phase III 133
10 India Welcomes Home Her Mahatma 157
11 From Death to Immortality 197
12 Conclusion: From Darkness to Light 233
Notes 243
Bibliography 255
Index 263
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