Vedanta For The West

Vedanta For The West

by Carl T. Jackson
     
 

"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,

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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.

Indiana University Press

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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 historian. He begins with a brief history of the reform movements within Hinduism in the 1800s; explains how Vedanta, a religion related to Hinduism, came to the United States; and then reviews the lives of two primary figures in Vedanta--Ramakrishna and his follower Vivekennanda. Jackson then discusses the organization of the movement, presents the teachings, analyzes the movement since 1920, and muses on its future. An excellent bibliographic essay lists a host of important publications, while an appendix contains a list of Vedanta centers. Highly recommended.-- David Bourquin, California State Univ., San Bernardino

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253330987
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
Religion in North America Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

CARL T. JACKSON is Professor of History and Dean of the college of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas, El Paso.

Indiana University Press

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