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Finding God through yoga : Paramahansa Yogananda and modern American religion in a global age

Author: David J Neumann
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this critical biography, David Neumann tells the story of Yogananda's fascinating life and interprets his position in religious history, transnational modernity, and American culture as a reverse missionary who intentionally preached his message of Hindu yogic philosophy in a land that routinely sent its own evangelists to India. Beginning with Yogananda's spiritual investigations in his native India, Neumann  Read more...
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Neumann, David J.
Finding God through yoga.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018029691
(OCoLC)1042081982
Named Person: Yogananda, Paramahansa; Yogananda, Paramahansa; Yogananda, Paramahansa
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David J Neumann
ISBN: 9781469648644 1469648644 9781469648651 1469648652
OCLC Number: 1084756969
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Paramahansa Yogananda, the father of yoga in the West --
The making of a modern religious seeker: from Mukunda Lal Ghosh to Swami Yogananda, 1893-1920 --
The founding of a home for scientific religion: Swami Yogananda and Southern California's spiritual frontier, 1920-1925 --
The creation of a yogi guru persona: marketing Swami Yogananda and his yoga instruction, 1925-1935 --
The apotheosis of a global guru: Paramahansa Yogananda and his autobiography, 1933-1946 --
The death of an immortal guru: charisma, succession, and Paramahansa Yogananda's legacy, 1946-1952.
Responsibility: David J. Neumann.

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Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), a Hindu missionary to the US, wrote one of the world's most highly acclaimed spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi. David Neumann tells the story of  Read more...

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