HUME, Robert Ernest. Ahmednagar, India 20.3.1877 — New York 4.1.1948. Rev. U.S. Missionary and Scholar of Religion. Professor in New York. Born in India as the son of missionary parents, Robert Allen Hume and Abbie Burgess. 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 Laura Caswell, 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, an historical sketch, with special reference to their sacred scriptures and in comparison with Christianity. 8+298 p. N.Y. 1924, 32nd ed. 1946; Treasure-house of the Living Religions, selections from their sacred scriptures. 18+493 p. N.Y. 1932; articles.
Sources: Who Was Who in Am. 2; Wikipedia bvriefly with photo; photo in Sardesai.
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