FREDERICK BOHN FISHER by Welthy H. Fisher

FREDERICK BOHN FISHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A biography of a Methodist missionary, by his wife, a dynamic, militant, liberal and independent thinker. Born in Mun, Indiana, he went to a small religious college, preached in Massachusetts for a year, then went on to India, which had always attracted him, with his young wife, Edith. There he learned as well as taught, tried to counteract white and superiorities, and practised his two main tenets of faith, -- the importance of the individual and the ideal of universal tolerance. Because of Edith's health he was forced to return to America for a time, then back to India, where he knew Gandhi and Tagore, played an important part in the steel strikes as mediator, and where his wife died. Eventually he married the author of thi biography, a school teacher in China, where they honeymooned; they returned to India where he was bishop in residence at Calcutta until 1930, when he resigned from the epi in protest against too much personal power, and returned to America and to Ann Arber. Very special sort of market. Limited.

Pub Date: March 14th, 1944
Publisher: Macmillan