Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith: From Darkness to Light

Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith: From Darkness to Light

by Uma Majmudar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791464067

ISBN-13: 9780791464069

Pub. Date: 04/07/2005

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Documents the lifelong journey of faith—full of challenges along the way—that made Gandhi the enlightened spiritual leader we revere.

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

Overview

Documents the lifelong journey of faith—full of challenges along the way—that made Gandhi the enlightened spiritual leader we revere.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791464069
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/07/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,185,237
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Rajmohan Gandhi
Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Mystique and the Myth of the Mahatma

1. Victorian Colonial India
2. Gandhi’s Roots
3. The Seed and the Soil
4. The Sprouting of Mohan’s Faith
5. A Crisis of Identity and Faith
6. A Law Student in London
7. A Barrister in South Africa, Phase I
8. A Leader in South Africa, Phase II
9. A Satyagrahi in South Africa, Phase III
10. India Welcomes Home Her Mahatma
11. From Death to Immortality
12. Conclusion: From Darkness to Light

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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