Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion

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Yoga, karma, meditation, guru--these terms, once obscure, are now a part of the American lexicon. Combining Hinduism with Western concepts and values, a new hybrid form of religion has developed in the United States over the past century. In Transcendent in America , Lola Williamson traces the history of various Hindu-inspired movements in America, and argues that together they constitute a discrete category of religious practice, a distinct and identifiable form of new religion. Williamson provides an overview of the ...

Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion 2010, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814794500

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Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion 2010, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814794494

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