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Hare Krishna Movement The Postcharismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant

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ISBN-10: 023112256X

ISBN-13: 9780231122566

Edition: 2004

Authors: Edwin Bryant, Maria Ekstrand

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For many the Hare Krishna movement continues to be the most visible face of any eastern religion transplanted into the West. This volume discusses the successes & failures of the movement, the difficulties it has faced in putting down roots in foreign soil & recent schisms following on the death of the founder.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

EDWIN F. BRYANTreceived his PhD in Indology from Columbia University. He is a professor of Hindu religion and philosophy at Rutgers University, and also teaches workshops on the yoga su- tras and other Hindu texts in yoga communities around the world.

Edwin F. Bryant is assistant professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University. His publications include The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Cultureand Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God, Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book Ten.Maria L. Ekstrand is a psychologist on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco who was involved in the development of ISKCON's child abuse investigation guidelines.

Contributors
Foreword
Introduction
Krishna Consciousness in the Context of Hindu Theology
Krishna, the Intimate Deity
The History of Indic Monotheism and Modern Chaitanya Vaishnavism: Some Reflections
Hare Krishna Mahamantra: Gaudiya Vaishnava Practice and the Hindu Tradition of Sacred Sound
Krishna in Mleccha Desh: ISKCON Temple Worship in Historical Perspective
Bhaktivedanta Swami and His Predecessors
Who Is Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?
Charismatic Renewal and Institutionalization in the History of Gaudiya Vaishnavism and the Gaudiya Math
Bhaktivinoda and Scriptural Literalism
The Guru, Mayavadins, and Women: Tracing the Origins of Selected Polemical Statements in the Work of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Bhaktivedanta Swami's Preaching in the Context of Gaudiya Vaishnavism
Post-Bhaktivedanta Controversies of Lineage
Cleaning House and Cleaning Hearts: Reform and Renewal in ISKCON
The Guardian of Devotion: Disappearance and Rejection of the Spiritual Master in ISKCON After 1977
The No Change in ISKCON Paradigm
The "Routinization of Charisma" and the Charismatic: The Confrontation Between ISKCON and Narayana Maharaja
Heresies
Doctrinal Controversy and the Group Dynamic
Heresy and the Jiva Debate
Social Issues
Airports, Conflict, and Change in the Hare Krishna Movement
Healing the Heart of ISKCON: The Place of Women
Life as a Woman on Watseka Avenue: Personal Story I
Child Abuse and the Hare Krishnas: History and Response
Fifteen Years Later: A Critique of Gurukula: Personal Story II
Race, Monarchy, and Gender: Bhaktivedanta Swami's Social Experiment
Reevaluations
On Leaving ISKCON: Personal Story III
On Staying in ISKCON: Personal Story IV
Re-Visioning ISKCON: Constructive Theologizing for Reform and Renewal
Concluding Reflections
Glossary
Index