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Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Mark Singleton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Yoga Body charts the rise of postural yoga (āsana) in popular imagination and practice from the middle of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War. This period saw ... More


Early Modern Hinduism

Adrian Plau

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198790839
eISBN:
9780191833281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790839.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

This chapter gives an overview of the transformations that combined to give early modern Hinduism its distinct characteristics. New practices of bhakti devotionalism reshaped the relationship between ... More


The Making of a Modern Religious Seeker: From Mukunda Lal Ghosh to Swami Yogananda, 1893–1920

David J. Neumann

in Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter places Yogananda’s spiritual development in the context of Indian modernity, with rapid travel, exposure to diverse traditions, and awareness of the outside world—particularly the U.S. ... More


Experiments with Theosophical Truth: Gandhi, Esotericism, and Global Religious History

Michael Bergunder

in Imagining the East: The Early Theosophical Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190853884
eISBN:
9780190853914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853884.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter argues that there is strong textual evidence to suggest that M. K. Gandhi’s notion of Hinduism, his specific view of Christianity, and his general belief that all religions refer to the ... More


Resurrecting the Saints: The Rise of the High Imperial Holy Man

Timothy S. Dobe

in Hindu Christian Faqir: Modern Monks, Global Christianity, and Indian Sainthood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199987696
eISBN:
9780199346271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987696.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the much-discussed textualism of Orientalism needs to be rethought in relation to the popular, Carlylean historiography of “Great Men,” prevalent models of personal ... More


Introduction

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The introduction discusses the importance of the Bhagavadgita in the nationalist discourse in India. No religious text has been as frequently invoked or as passionately deployed by Indian ... More


Whither Pluralities and Differences?: ‘Arya Dharma’ and Hinduism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Vasudha Dalmia

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198081685
eISBN:
9780199097661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198081685.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, History of Religion

The chapter explores the turn to the twentieth century as a watershed in the formation of modern Hinduism. It compares two core texts, Dayanand’s Satyarth Prakash (1875) and the catechism Sanatana ... More


Sathya Sai Baba and the Repertoire of Yoga

Smriti Srinivas

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sathya Sai Baba can easily be identified as a guru of modern bhaktiyoga, or the path of human salvation through devotion and concentration on a chosen deity or guru. While this connects him with ... More


Epilogue

David J. Neumann

in Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The epilogue narrates the developments and impact of Self-Realization Fellowship and Yogananda’s writings since his death in 1952, assessing his influence in the United States and around the world. A ... More


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