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Gandhi: A Spiritual Biography

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In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, “What I want to achieve — what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years — is self-realization, to see God face to face....All that I do by way of speaking and writing, and all my ventures in the political field, are directed to this same end.” While hundreds of biographies and histories have been written about Gandhi (1869–1948), nearly all of them have focused on the national, political, social, economic, educational, ecological, or familial dimensions of his life. Very few, in recounting how Gandhi led his country to political freedom, have viewed his struggle primarily as a search for spiritual liberation.

Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi's spiritual life, Arvind Sharma retells the story of Gandhi's life through this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi's inner world and uncovering their surprising connections with his outward actions, Sharma explores the eclectic religious atmosphere in which Gandhi was raised, his belief in karma and rebirth, his conviction that morality and religion are synonymous, his attitudes toward tyranny and freedom, and, perhaps most important, the mysterious source of his power to establish new norms of human conduct. This book enlarges our understanding of one of history's most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the spirit helped liberate millions.

Review:

“Clear and carefully researched, this is not just a book for scholars, but for anyone with a serious interest in the history of our era.” Harvey Cox, author of The Future of Faith

Synopsis:

Retelling the story of Gandhi's life through the lens of his spirituality, Arvind Sharma reveals the unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi's inner world and their surprising connections with his outward actions.

Synopsis:

The first spiritual biography of Gandhi, whose confidence in the power of the soul changed world history

About the Author

Arvind Sharma is the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University. His published works include Our Religions: The Seven World Religions Introduced by Preeminent Scholars from Each Tradition (1993) and Women in World Religions (1987). He lives in Montreal and is currently engaged in promoting the adoption of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the Worlds Religions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300185966
Subtitle:
A Spiritual Biography
Author:
Sharma, Arvind
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130730
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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The first spiritual biography of Gandhi, whose confidence in the power of the soul changed world history

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