HUME, Robert Ernest. Ahmednagar, India 20.3.1877 — New York 4.1.1948. U.S. Missionary and Scholar of Religion. Professor in New York. Born in India as the son of a missionary. Studies at Yale: B.A. 1898, M.A. 1900, Ph.D. 1901. Further studies at Union Theological Seminary (B.D. 1904) and Göttingen. Ordained priest 1905. After marriage in 1907 left for India as a missionary. In 1914-43 Professor of History of Religions at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Emeritus 1943. Married 1907, two sons and one daughter.
Publications: The Thirteen Principal Upanishads. Translated from the Sanskrit with an outline of the philosophy of the Upanishads and an annotated bibliography. 16+ 540 p. L. 1921; 2nd rev. ed. 588 p. L. 1931, 3rd 1934.
– The World’s Living Religions. 1924, 32nd ed. 1946.
Sources: Who Was Who in Am. 2.