Buddhism in America

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Columbia University Press, 1999 - History - 314 pages
With a history stretching back to ancient India, Buddhism has influenced American culture since the American Transcendentalist movement in the 1830s and 40s. Only in the past few decades, however, has this transplanted philosophy begun to blossom into a full-fledged American religion, made up of three broad groups: a burgeoning Asian immigrant population, numerous native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists.

About the author (1999)

Richard Hughes Seager is associate professor of religious studies at Hamilton College and is the author of "The World's Parliament of Religions: The East-West Encounter, Chicago, 1893" and "Dawn of Religious Pluralism: Voices from the World's Parliament of Religions."

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