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Spiritual Empires in Europe and India. Cosmopolitan Religious Movements from 1875 to the Interwar Era

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Perry Myers, Spiritual Empires in Europe and India. Cosmopolitan Religious Movements from 1875 to the Interwar Era, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

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This book provides a comparative analysis of cosmopolitan (esoteric) religious movements, such as Theosophy, Groupe Independent des Études Ésotériques, Anthroposophy, and Monism, in England, France, Germany, and India during the late nineteenth-century to the interwar years. Despite their diversity, these factions manifested a set of common features—anti-materialism, embrace of Darwinian evolution, and a belief in universal spirituality—that coalesced in a transnational field of analogous cosmopolitan spiritual affinities. Yet, in each of their geopolitical locations these groups developed vastly different interpretations and applications of their common spiritual tenets.

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Spiritual Empires in Europe and India: Cosmopolitan Religious Movements and their National Factions (1875 – 1932)
01 September 2020 - 30 June 2021
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Perry Myers
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2021
Perry Myers