The Heathen Woman's Friend Volume 18-19

The Heathen Woman's Friend Volume 18-19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... into the lovable, refined woman she is, even if through some other channel she had learned of the God of the Bible and the way of life. There are many fields for useful labor, but none more needing care than girls' schools, and none from which the seed sown bears more speedy or more promising fruit. The present and future need of Japan is Christian homes, --homes presided over by educated Christian wives and mothers; and the girls' schools are meeting this need. There is other work for Christian America to do for heathen Japan; but helping her women to rise to a higher plane, live nobler, truer lives, is not the least. Hakodate, Japan, May 9,1887. RUKHMABAI AGAIN. BY EEV. N. L. SOCKET. Many of your readers no doubt remember the story of the interesting Hindu lady Eukhmabai; how she so bravely refused to live with the man who the Hindu law, in which her choice was entirely ignored, said was her husband--she learned and refined, he ignorant and beastly; how he sued in court to compel her to come to him; how one judge, moved by pity, decided as any just judge would decide; how the natives immediately raised the hue and cry, "The institutions and customs of our lathers are broken in upon," and furnished money to have the case appealed; and how a higher judge sustained the appeal, and sent the case down to the lower court, to be tried by English-Indian justice, --which in the case of women is no justice at all, --and not by Christian mercy, for the exercise of which the lower court was rebuked. With this order of the higher court the matter rested, and for awhile we heard no more of it, except that some more advanced thinkers among the natives and many Europeans took sides with Rukhmabai, and offered to help her--which help more

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  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 943g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979885
  • 9781236979889