The Resource Vedanta for the West : the Ramakrishna movement in the United States, Carl T. Jackson, (electronic resource/)

Vedanta for the West : the Ramakrishna movement in the United States, Carl T. Jackson, (electronic resource/)

Label
Vedanta for the West : the Ramakrishna movement in the United States
Title
Vedanta for the West
Title remainder
the Ramakrishna movement in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Carl T. Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Ramakrishna movement was the very first and in many ways the most important Asian religious group to appear in America. Founded on the teachings of the nineteenth-century Bengali visionary Sri Ramakrishna, the movement was brought to the United States in 1893 by Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of Ramakrishna. Although its membership is small, the movement has exercised a significant influence in the last hundred years, promoting Hindu reform and revival in India and increasing public awareness of Hinduism through its Vedanta societies in the United States and Europe. An important history of the oldest form of Hinduism in America, this book sheds new light on the progress and adaptation of Eastern spirituality in the West. Carl T. Jackson begins his account with a brief examination of conditions in nineteenth-century India and the United States that explain the sudden appearance of the Ramakrishna movement in the West. He details the origins and teachings of the movement, Swami Vivekanandas seminal role as founder and organizer of Western work, and the subsequent history of the American mission. Jackson also discusses the movements American teachings and explains the attraction of Vedanta for Americans. Although conservative in its presentation of Hinduism, the Ramakrishna movement has freely embraced Western methods. As Jackson shows, it is the middle way in American Hinduism, taking a path between devotional forms such as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hare Krishna) and meditation ones such as the Self-Realization Fellowship and Transcendental Meditation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
294.5/55/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1280.35.U6
LC item number
J3 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Religion in North America
Label
Vedanta for the West : the Ramakrishna movement in the United States, Carl T. Jackson, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=11075
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-179) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / 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
Control code
ocm43476176
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Vedanta for the West : the Ramakrishna movement in the United States, Carl T. Jackson, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=11075
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-179) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / 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
Control code
ocm43476176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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