Vedanta for the West

Vedanta for the West

The Ramakrishna Movement in the United States
Carl T. Jackson
Distribution: World
Publication date: 05/22/1994
Format: Hardback 11 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-33098-7
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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.

Author Bio

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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Table of Contents

Foreword by Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein

1. The Nineteenth-Century Background
2. The Founders: Ramakrishna and Vivekananda
3. Trials of Survival: The Organization of an American Movement
4. Vedanta for Americans: The Teachings of the Ramakrishna Movement
5. The Appeals of Vedanta
6. The Movement since the 1920s
7. The Ramakrishna Movement in History: Past, Present, and Future

Appendix: Vedanta Centers
Bibliographical Essay

Illustrations follow page 36