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

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

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The American encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: : Victorian culture and the limits of dissent
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The American encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912:
Title remainder
Victorian culture and the limits of dissent
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eng
Summary
In this landmark work, Thomas Tweed examines nineteenth-century America's encounter with one of the world's major religions. Exploring the debates about Buddhism that followed upon its introduction in this country, Tweed shows what happened when the transplanted religious movement came into contact with America's established culture and fundamentally different Protestant tradition. The book, first published in 1992, traces the efforts of various American interpreters to make sense of Buddhism in Western terms. Tweed demonstrates that while many of those interested in Buddhism considered themselves dissenters from American culture, they did not abandon some of the basic values they shared with their fellow Victorians. In the end, the Victorian understanding of Buddhism, even for its most enthusiastic proponents, was significantly shaped by the prevailing culture. Although Buddhism attracted much attention, it ultimately failed to build enduring institutions or gain significant numbers of adherents in the nineteenth century. Not until the following century did a cultural environment more conducive to Buddhism's taking root in America develop. In a new preface, Tweed addresses Buddhism's growing influence in contemporary American culture
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Midwest
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294.3/0973/09034
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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The American encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: : Victorian culture and the limits of dissent
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11718598
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876152
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
Publisher number
MWT11718598
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remote
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11718598
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The American encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: : Victorian culture and the limits of dissent
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11718598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876152
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11718598
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718598
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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