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Jackson, Carl T. 1934-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 2,725 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BL1032, 291
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Most widely held works by Carl T Jackson
Vedanta for the West : the Ramakrishna movement in the United States by Carl T Jackson( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Vivekananda's seminal role as founder and organizer of Western "work," and the subsequent history of the American mission. Jackson also discusses the movement's 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
The oriental religions and American thought : nineteenth-century explorations by Carl T Jackson( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swami in America : a history of the Ramakrishna movement in the United States, 1893-1960 by Carl T Jackson( )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder pure and simple by Carl T Jackson( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warehouse operational efficiency : how computer use can improve it( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vedanta for the West: The Ramakrishna Movement in the United States (Religion in North America) by Carl T Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oriental religions and American Thought by Carl T Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Vedanta for the West : the Ramakrishna movement in the United States
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Jackson, Carl 1934-

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English (31)