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Author Ketola, Kimmo.

Title The founder of the Hare Krishnas as seen by devotees : a cognitive study of religious charisma / by Kimmo Ketola
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 234 pages) : illustrations
Series Numen book series : studies in the history of religions, 0169-8834 ; v. 120
Studies in the history of religions ; 120
Contents Introduction -- The cognitive approach to charisma -- The founder-guru and his legacy -- Institutionalisation of charisma -- Hindu rituals and cultural models -- Cultural models and Prabhupāda's charisma -- The guru as a counterintuitive being -- The guru's essence and emotional impact -- Ritual frame and its vulnerability -- Cognitive explanations of charisma and new religions -- Conclusion
Summary The Hare Krishna movement is one of the most well-known new religious movements in the Western societies. It was founded in New York in 1966 by the Indian monk A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupda (1896-1977)
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Helsinki, 2002)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, 1896-1977.
International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008001601
ISBN 9047433262 (electronic bk.)
9789047433262 (electronic bk.)