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Gurus in America (New)
by Forsthoefel, Thomas (ed)
Publisher: SUNY Press
Book ID: 9780791465745, 0791465748
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A fascinating look at Hindu gurus with significant followings in the United States.
Gurus in America provides an excellent introduction to the guru phenomenon in the United States, with in-depth analyses of nine important Hindu gurus -- Adi Da, Ammachi, Mayi Chidvilasananda, Gurani Anjali, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Osho, Ramana Maharshi, Sai Baba, and Swami Bhaktivedanta. All of these gurus have attracted significant followings in the U.S. and nearly all have lived here for considerable periods of time. The book’s contributors discuss the characteristics of each guru’s teachings, the history of each movement, and the particular construction of Hinduism each guru offers. Contributors also address the religious and cultural interaction, translation, and transplantation that occurs when gurus offer their teachings in America. This is a fascinating guide that will elucidate an important element in America’s diverse and ever-changing spiritual landscape.
“There are some fine and informative essays in this anthology … this volume will find its way into college courses on Hinduism around the country. The anthology includes discussions of some interesting and provocative figures that many students and general readers will enjoy.” -- International Journal of Hindu Studies
“This new collection focuses on nine contemporary Hindu gurus who have made an impact on religious life in the US … [Its] virtue is its taking the encounters seriously and engaging them both theoretically (as they challenge theology and philosophy), and in terms of new ways of practice they require.” -- CHOICE
“I like the intrinsic fascination of the subject matter for anyone who has studied South Asia or is interested in the migration of Indian thought and practice to the West in recent decades.” -- Thomas B. Coburn, author of Encountering the Goddess: A Translation of the Devi-Mahatmya and a Study of Its Interpretation
“A number of the contributors write not only as academically trained and thoughtful scholars, but also as devotees; or as those whose lives in some way have been touched in a positive manner by the gurus of whom they write; or by a good experience with the guru’s ashram or community of disciples. It is noteworthy that their personal experiences or spiritual commitments do not prohibit their willingness and ability to engage their topics from a critical, scholarly perspective. Indeed, their experiences enhance their understanding of the material.” -- William K. Mahony, author of The Artful Universe: An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination
Contributors include Christopher Key Chapple, Thomas A. Forsthoefel, Daniel Gold, Tamal Krishna Goswami, Ravi M. Gupta, Cynthia Ann Humes, Jeffrey J. Kripal, Norris W. Palmer, Selva J. Raj, Hugh B. Urban, and Lola Williamson.
Thomas A. Forsthoefel is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Mercyhurst College. He is the author of Knowing Beyond Knowledge: Epistemologies of Religious Experience in Classical and Modern Advaita. At Claremont McKenna College, Cynthia Ann Humes is Chief Technology Officer and Director of Information Technology Services and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies. She is coeditor (with Bradley R. Hertel) of , also published by SUNY Press.
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