India and Its Faiths

by James Bissett Pratt
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Religion
Pages: 460 pages
ISBN 13: 1596055278
ISBN 10: 9781596055278
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle

Synopsis : India and Its Faiths written by James Bissett Pratt, published by Cosimo, Inc. which was released on 2005-11-01. Download India and Its Faiths Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Buddha enumerates some sixty-two answers proposed by various sects and teachers to the great question. Popular Indian religion taught that the performance of various rites to some God was the road to salvation. -- Looking to gain fresh insights into the psychology of religion, James Bissett Pratt traveled to India, packing little more than a gift of extraordinary human sympathy. It was Pratt's interest in psychology, and his lack of training in oriental classics, that gives this book such a personal approach. India and Its Faiths is sprinkled with numerous first-hand observations and seeks to present Indian religious life as it was at the beginning of the 20th century. Pratt's striking work did much to make India's religions come alive for the first time for many Western readers. JAMES BISSETT PRATT (1875 -1944) was a professor of philosophy at Williams College and a world traveler. Best known for his works on religion, Pratt spent four summers and three sabbatical years in Europe and the East. He admitted to a serious case of wanderlust, which he documented in diaries and photographs.