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Author Kahn, Joel S.,
Title Asia, modernity, and the pursuit of the sacred : gnostics, scholars, mystics and reformers / Joel S. Kahn.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Author Kahn, Joel S.,
Subject Christianity and other religions -- Asian.
East and West.
Spirituality -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Mysticism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Ethnology -- Religious aspects.
Asia -- Religion -- Study and teaching -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- Civilization -- Oriental influences.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-186) and index.
Summary "Examines a large number of Europeans who, disillusioned with western culture and religion after World War I, and anticipating the spiritual seekers of the counterculture, turned to the religious traditions of Asia for inspiration. Harshly criticized by both scholars and religious reformers, their project of "Gnostic Diplomacy" became of continuing relevance in a time of violent clashes between inhabitants of 'secular' and 'sacred' worlds"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Anthropology and the Limits of Secular Reason; 2 Gnosticism and the Pursuit of the Sacred; 3 Traditionalism: A Dialectic of Authenticity; 4 Gnostics, Religion, and the (Mis)Recognition of Modernity; 5 Modern Mystics: Toward a Gnostic Science; 6 The Inner Journey of the Gnostic Self: Ethics and Politics; 7 Other Worlds or Ours? Sacred/Secular/Gnostic/Modern; 8 What if Culture Did Not Matter? Asian Studies and the New Universalism(s); Notes; References; Index.
ISBN 9781137567949 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1137567945
9781137567956
1137567953
1349553891
9781349553891
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-137-56795-6
40025553225
OCLC # 935272494
Additional Format Print version: Kahn, Joel S. Asia, modernity, and the pursuit of the sacred. 9781137567949 1137567945 (DLC) 2015019819 (OCoLC)909883705



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