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The American encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912 : Victorian culture and the limits of dissent

Author: Thomas A Tweed
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992.
Series: Religion in North America.
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The American encounter with Buddhism began in 1844 with Henry David Thoreau's translation of a passage from a French edition of the Lotus Sutra and Edward Elbridge Salisbury's lecture on the history of Buddhism at the first annual meeting of the American Oriental Society. The debate that ensued in nineteenth-century America about the nature and value of Buddhism is the subject of Thomas A. Tweed's book. Tweed  Read more...
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Tweed, Thomas A.
American encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)988332478
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Tweed
ISBN: 0253360994 9780253360991
OCLC Number: 23768212
Description: xxiv, 242 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Catherine L. Albanese, Stephen J. Stein --
"The Seeming Anomaly of Buddhist Negation": The American Conversation about Buddhism, 1844-1877, and the Contours of Mid-Victorian Culture --
"Shall We All Become Buddhists?": The Conversation and the Converts, 1879-1912 --
Esoterics, Rationalists, and Romantics: A Typology of Euro-American Buddhist Sympathizers and Adherents, 1875-1912 --
"Walking in Fairyland": Buddhism's Appeal and Cultural Dissent --
Strolling Down Main Street: Cultural Consent and the Accessibility of Buddhism --
Optimism and Activism: Responses to Buddhism, Victorian Religious Culture, and the Limits of Dissent --
Postscript: Buddhism in America after 1912.
Series Title: Religion in North America.
Other Titles: Buddhism, 1844-1912.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Tweed.

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