Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2014

320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199368136

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American Gurus

From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Arthur Versluis

  • Introduces new ways of understanding American religious history and contemporary American popular religion.
  • Shows how the modern Western guru-phenomenon resulted from the confluence of Asian religions and Western mysticism.
  • Reveals how literature and religion converge in the diverse contemporary claims of spiritual illumination.
  • Presents the first even-handed account and analysis of many contemporary controversial religious figures.

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