Parsi, Janina, and Sikh or Some Minor Religious Sects in India by Douglas M Thornton

Parsi, Janina, and Sikh or Some Minor Religious Sects in India by Douglas M Thornton

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Douglas M Thornton [1873-1907] was an English Christian missionary to Cairo, Egypt with the Church Missionary Society from 1898 to 1907. He died after only nine years there, of typhoid fever, but the missionary principles he demonstrated were carried on by W.H.T. Gairdner and others.

This essay won the Maitland Prize Essay for 1897 and was then published the following year in the Religious Tract Society, 1898. It provides a brilliant insight into the British understanding of the various communities within India.

Excerpt from Parsi, Janina, and Sikh, or Some Minor Religious Sects in India:

The distinctive tenets of the Jaina take us, for their origin, back to the Buddhist era in India - that greatest era of religious specula tion that the world has ever known. And hence the, study of Jaina philosophy throws many side lights on the origin of Buddhism and the period which gave it birth. It is time that this were recognized more widely by anglo-indians.

The Sikh remind us of the entrance of Islam into India, and the era of its struggle with reforming Hinduism. Their faith em bodies both the pantheism of the Brahman and the monotheism of the Muslim, being itself the product of the reflections of successive teachers under both these influences.

The book conforms to the following: A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm), 97 Pages, Black & White Standard, 60# (90 GSM) White Paper, Paperback, Matte Cover

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