What We’re Reading

Some of the posts on REL371 will be reflections or analysis of books and article’s we’re reading in the course. Here’s a list of what we’re reading so you can follow along:

Asian Religions in America; A Documentary History, Thomas A. Tweed and Stephen Prothero eds.

“Introduction,” from Orientalism, Edward W. Said

Bulletin for the Study of Religion Critical Questions: “Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions”

 “Metaphysical Asia” from A Republic of Mind and Spirit, Catherine Albanese

“Esoterics, Rationlists, and Romantics: A Typology of Euro-American Buddhist Sympathizers and Adherents, 1875-1912” from The American Encounter with Buddhism, Thomas Tweed

“General Introduction,” Dawn of Religious Pluarlism, Richard Hughes Seager

Buddhism in America (revised edition, 2012), Richard H. Seager

“Hinduism in America,” Vasudha Narayanan from The Cambridge History of Religions in America

“Hinduism in Pittsburgh: Creating the South Indian “Hindu” Experience in the United States,” Vasudha Narayanan and “A Diasporic Hindu Creed: Some Basic Features of Hinduism,” Sitansu S. Charkravati from The Life of Hinduism, John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan eds.

Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion, Lola Williamson

Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South, Jeff Wilson

Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture, Jane Naomi Iwamura