Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Mission: The Life and Work of E. Stanley Jones

  • Publish Date: 2005-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback

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For more than half a century, E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973) was arguably the most widely known and universally admired Christian missionary and evangelist of the 20th century. He went to India as a missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1907, and later became an itinerant evangelist. Equally concerned for social justice and spirituality, Jones supported Indian aspirations for independence, and was sensitive to Indian religious traditions. He founded two Christian ashrams (religious retreats), one at Sat Tal and the other in Lucknow (where he also founded a psychiatric center). He wrote nearly 30 books, most notably The Christ of the Indian Road (1925). Dr. Graham has written a chronological account of the life and ministry of E. Stanley Jones life for a broad audience. Jones life is set in the context of the historical, political, and religious events of his day. In particular, Jones life and ministry will be set against the backdrop of the Christian missionary movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the aftermath of WWI; the different phases of the Indian independence movement; the origins of Japanese imperialism and militarism in the Pacific duding the 1930s and 1940s; and finally, American domestic and international politics following WWII. The author, Dr. Stephen Graham, is Associate Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor at The University of Indianapolis. His particular areas of research and teaching are political theory and Constitutional Law. Dr. Graham's most recent publication is The Totalitarian Kingdom of God: The Political Philosophy of E. Stanley Jones (University Press of America, 1998). Contents: Introduction 1. From Baltimore to the Bluegrass 2. Lucknow, India 3. Mabel Lossing Jones 4. Sitapur, India: Breakdown and Recovery 5. Evangelism Throughout India 6. India, Mesopotamia, and China 7. The Christ of the Indian Road 8. Crossroads and Crosscurrents 9. Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Mission 10. Conflict and Controversy 11. Lost Peace: Valiant Pursuit, Victory Deferred 12. Closed Door to India 13. The Good Wars Twins: Britains Demise and Indias Independence 14. Betrayal, Breaking New Ground, Bounding Forward 15. Christian Ashrams 16. The Last Years 17. The Legacy of E. Stanley Jones This is a paperback book with a photo section.

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