Vedanta for the West: The Ramakrishna Movement in the United States (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, May 22, 1994 - Religion
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"This important book fills a gap in our knowledge.... Highly recommended."¬ -- Library Journal

"... highly recommended... " -- Choice

"With admirable clarity and remarkable brevity, Jackson surveys the history of the movement and raises... important issues... " -- The Journal of American History

An important history of the Ramakrishna movement, the very first and in many ways the most important Asian religious group to appear in the United States.

  

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This important book fills a gap in our knowledge. Histories of Vedanta have appeared before, but they have been by devotees; Jackson's work demonstrates the objectivity and thoroughness of a trained ... Read full review

Contents

The NineteenthCentury Background i
3
Ramakrishna and Vivekananda
16
The Organization of an American Movement
48
The Teachings of
67
The Appeals of Vedanta
88
The Movement since the 1910s
108
Past Present
130
Vedanta Centers
147
Notes
170
Index
180
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CARL T. JACKSON is Professor of History and Dean of the college of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas, El Paso.

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