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Belief Transformations

Some Aspects of the Relation between Science and Religion in Transcendental Meditation and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

A part of the series RENNER Studies on New Religions (2) og the subject area


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227 pages
Paperback
ISBN 87 7288 421 5

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No contemporary religion has managed to ignore the challenge of modern science. This book presents a case study of two different new religions in the West, both derived from Hinduism. Transcendental Meditation attempts to demonstrate the benefits of meditation on "scientific" grounds. ISKCON has gone the other way, rejecting the scientific worldview altogether.

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C. MacCormick, Choice

"In several ways this is an exemplary exercise in the comparative study of religion." 

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