The Hare Krishna Movement: The Postcharismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant

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Columbia University Press, Aug 13, 2013 - Religion - 496 pages
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This comprehensive study includes more than twenty contributions from members, ex-members, and academics who have followed the Hare Krishna movement for years. Providing a privileged look at the people and issues shaping ISKCON, this volume offers insight into the complex factors surrounding the emergence of religious traditions, including early Christianity, as well as a glimpse at the origins and growth of a religious tradition putting down roots in foreign soil.

  

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Very interesting. I became interested in Iskcon but then became very upset at the backwards attitudes to women that men seemed proud to boast of. I think some of them are ignorant at how it might seem ok in a western nation where women have rights, but dangerous in many nations where women don't.  

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This book deserves no stars. I'm a female devotee who has been in the Hare Krsna movement since the 70's and not once was I ill treated by the male members. If you want a healthy, well rounded view, don't waste your time here. Read the books written by the founder of the movement instead of the gibberish inserted here by die hard feminists. 

Contents

KRISHNA The Intimate Deity GRAHAM M SCHWEIG
13
THE HISTORY OF INDIC MONOTHEISM AND MODERN CHAITANYA VAISHNAVISM
31
HARE KRISHNA MAHAMANTRA Gaudiya Vaishnava Practice and the Hindu Tradition of Sacred Sound
35
KRISHNA IN MLECCHA DESH ISKCON Temple Worship in Historical Perspective KENNETH VALPEY KRISHNA KSHETRA DAS
45
PART 2 Bhaktivedanta Swami and His Predecessors
61
WHO IS SHRI CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU
63
CHARISMATIC RENEWAL AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN THE HISTORY OF GAUDIYA VAISHNAVISM AND THE GAUDIYA MATH
73
BHAKTIVINODA AND SCRIPTURAL LITERALISM
97
HERESY AND THE JIVA DEBATE
264
Social Issues
271
AIRPORTS CONFLICT AND CHANGE IN THE HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT
273
HEALING THE HEART OF ISKCON The Place of Women KIM KNOTT
291
LIFE AS A WOMAN ON WATSEKA AVENUE Personal Story I NORI J MUSTER
312
CHILD ABUSE AND THE HARE KRISHNAS
321
FIFTEEN YEARS LATER A CRITIQUE OF GURUKULA Personal Story 11
345
RACE MONARCHY AND GENDER Bhaktivedanta Swamis Social Experiment EKKEHARD LORENZ
357

THE GURU MAYAVADINS AND WOMEN Tracing the Origins of Selected Polemical Statements in the Work of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami
112
AC BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI S PREACHING IN THE CONTEXT OF GAUDIYA VAISHNAVISM
129
PostBhaktivedanta Controversies of Lineage
147
CLEANING HOUSE AND CLEANING HEARTS Reform and Renewal in ISKCON WILLIAM H DEADWYLER RAVINDRA SVARUPA DAS
149
THE GUARDIAN OF DEVOTION Disappearance and Rejection of the Spiritual Master in ISKCON After 1977
170
THE NO CHANGE IN ISKCON PARADIGM
194
THE ROUTINIZATION OF CHARISMA AND THE CHARISMATIC The Confrontation Between ISKCON and Narayana Maharaja
214
Heresies
239
DOCTRINAL CONTROVERSY AND THE GROUP DYNAMIC
241
Reevaluations
391
ON LEAVING ISKCON Personal Story 111 STEVEN J GELBERG
393
ON STAYING IN ISKCON Personal Story IV
404
REVISIONING ISKCON Constructive Theologizing for Reform and Renewal
416
CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
431
GLOSSARY OF SANSKRIT TERMS
443
INDEX
447
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Page 2 - Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
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Edwin F. Bryant is assistant professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University. His publications include The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Cultureand Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God, Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book Ten. Maria L. Ekstrand is a psychologist on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco who was involved in the development of ISKCON's child abuse investigation guidelines.


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