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White Buddhist Stephen R. Prothero

White Buddhist

Stephen R. Prothero

Published November 18th 2010
ISBN : 9780253222763
Paperback
256 pages
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Denounced by the New York Times as an unmitigated rascal while simultaneously being lauded as a reincarnation of Gautama Buddha himself, Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907) was friend to Madame Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society, and anMoreDenounced by the New York Times as an unmitigated rascal while simultaneously being lauded as a reincarnation of Gautama Buddha himself, Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907) was friend to Madame Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society, and an indefatigable reformer and culture broker between East and West. Olcott helped bring about a new spiritual creation, Protestant Buddhism, a creative creolization of American Protestantism, traditional Theravada Buddhism, and other influences. Stephen Protheros portrait of Olcott is an engaging study of spiritual quest and cross-cultural encounters.