While the Hindu population is growing rapidly in the United States, most American Christians don't know enough about Hinduism to effectively present Christ to this group. The author, an Indian now living and teaching in a Bible college in the United States, helps readers understand the types of Hinduism they're likely to encounter, tips and methods to reach out to Hindu friends, and suggests answers to Hindu concerns about Christianity. The book also can be used by missionaries in India and Asian countries.
In the sixties, Transcendental Meditation, a Hindu-based movement, became fashionable as a way to therapy and psychological well-being -- especially after being endorsed by the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Its influence waned, ironically, after the courts decided that TM was a religion rather than a form of therapy, as TM had claimed. But its popularity helped open the doors to a wider acceptance of Eastern philosophy and religions in mainstream America. Another Americanized form of Hinduism is Hare Krishna. This volume and the volume on Buddhism in this series together present a comprehensive overview of Eastern religions, their views, and their impact on contemporary North America. Why this series? This is an age when c ... more