Krishna Consciousness in the West (Google eBook)

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David G. Bromley, Larry D. Shinn
Bucknell University Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Religion - 295 pages
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Scholars of comparative religion, theology, philosophy, History, sociology, and psychology and members of the Hare Krishna movement discuss the history, theology, and organization of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and public reaction to the movement in America.
  

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Contents

A Kaleidoscopic View of the Hare Krishnas in America
13
Emergence of ISKCON
33
The Social and Religious Background for Transmission of Gaudiya Vaisnavism to the West
35
Patterns in ISKCONs Historical SelfPerception
55
ISKCON in American Culture
77
The Attitude of Americans toward Hinduism from 1883 to 1983 with Special Reference to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
79
ISKCON and the Spirituality of the 1960s
102
Conversion to ISKCON
115
ISKCON Communities East and West
163
The Incorporation of ISKCON in Vrindaban
165
Legitimation Techniques of the New Vrindaban Community
188
Social Response to ISKCON
217
Christian and Jewish Religious Responses to the Hare Krishna Movement in the West
219
Psychiatry and Krishna Consciousness
238
Hare Krishna and the AntiCult Movement
255
Notes on Contributors
293

The Search for Meaning in Conversions to ISKCON
117
Spiritual Life in ISKCON
135

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About the author (1989)

DAVID G. BROMLEY is Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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