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The white Buddhist : the Asian odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott

Author: Stephen R Prothero
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2011, ©1996.
Series: Religion in North America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This biography of Col. Olcott, a co-founder of the Theosophical Society, focuses on his work in Asia to revive Buddhism (creating a new expression of it called "Protestant Buddhism"). It is an engaging study of his spiritual quest and cross-cultural contact.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Prothero, Stephen R.
White Buddhist.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2011, ©1996
(DLC) 2013454698
(OCoLC)647672816
Named Person: Henry Steel Olcott; Henry Steel Olcott
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Prothero
ISBN: 9780585109503 0585109508
OCLC Number: 946214562
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of AbbreviationsPreface Introduction1. Universal Reformer2. From Spiritualism to Theosophy3. An Errand to Asia4. The Sinhalese Buddhist Revival5. A United Buddhist World6. The Indian Renaissance7. Things Fall ApartConclusionNotesSelected BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Religion in North America.
Responsibility: Stephen Prothero.

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