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

David J. Neumann

Abstract

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952), a Hindu missionary to the United States, wrote one of the world’s most highly acclaimed spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi, which was first published in 1946 and continues to be one of the best-selling spiritual philosophy titles of all time. In this critical biography, David Neumann tells the story of Yogananda’s fascinating life while interpreting his position in religious history, transnational modernity, and American culture. Beginning with Yogananda’s spiritual investigations in his native India, Neumann tells how this early “global guru” emigra ... More

Keywords: Paramahansa Yogananda, modern American religion, Hindu missionary, spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi, transnational modernity, American yoga, global guru, religious nationalism, yogi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469648637
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Neumann, author
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona