Eastern Spirituality in America: Selected Writings

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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF
GENERAL WORKS ON
EASTERN SPIRITUALITY IN AMERICA

For further bibliography, see lists at the ends of
introductory sections above.

Ellwood, Robert S. Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979. Emphasis on Theosophy and Zen in America.

Fields, Rick. How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America. Boulder, Colo.: Shambhalla, 1981. Informal but highly informative.

Harper, Marvin Henry, Gurus, Swamis, and Avataras: Spiritual Masters and Their American Disciples. Philadelphia: Westmin- ster, 1972. Interesting insights into Americans involved in In- dian spirituality through the 1960s era.

Jackson, Carl T. The Oriental Religions and American Thought: Nineteenth-Century Explorations. Westport, Conn.: Green- wood, 1981. A superb overview of the topic up to the World's Parliament of Religions.

Layman, Emma. Buddhism in America. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1976. A useful survey, covering both ethnic and occidental Buddhism.

Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions. 2 vols. Wilmington, N.C.: McGrath, 1978. Valuable information on a large number of particular Eastern groups.

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Table of contents

  • Eastern Spirituality in America - Selected Writings *
  • Contents v
  • Preface 1
  • General Introduction 4
  • I - Introduction 5
  • II - Hinduism 45
  • Hindu Selections *
  • III - Buddhism 114
  • Buddhist Selections *
  • IV - Taoism 195
  • Taoist Selection *
  • V - Theosophy 215
  • Theosophy Selection *
  • Bibliography of General Works on Eastern Spirituality in America 235
  • Index to Introduction 237
  • Index to Texts 240
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