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Steven J. Rosen

Steven J. Rosen
Born 1955
Occupation Author
Religion Hinduism

Steven J. Rosen, also known as Satyaraja Dasa (born 1955), is an American author. He is the founding editor of The Journal of Vaishnava Studies and an associate editor of Back to Godhead, the magazine of the Hare Krishna movement. He has authored more than 20 books on Vaishnavism and related subjects,[1] including Black Lotus: The Spiritual Journey of an Urban Mystic (2007), which is the life story of Bhakti Tirtha Swami.[2]

Steven J. Rosen has a strong view on vegetarianism and has written Diet for Transcendence: Vegetarianism and the World Religions (1997, previously published as Food for the Spirit) and Holy Cow: The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and Animal Rights (2004). In the former volume, he systematically explains the practice of vegetarianism in various religious traditions, such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism, with special attention to the philosophical schools of India.[3] In the latter, citing the devotee-scholar Bhaktivinoda Thakur (1838–1914) and the Hindu savant Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927–2001), he looks at early Vedic tradition, animal sacrifices, and the innovative contributions of the Hare Krishna movement.[4]

Several years ago he was called upon by Greenwood Press, a major academic publisher, to write the Hinduism volume for their Introduction to the World's Major Religions series.[1] Greenwood later commissioned him to write Essential Hinduism, a more comprehensive treatment of the same subject, under the auspices of their parent company (Praeger).

In his 2008 book/CD package called The Yoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting, Rosen interviews 21 kirtan masters from around the world and offers new essays on call-and-response singing as a form of yogic spirituality. His books have appeared in several languages, including Spanish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Swedish, Chinese, and Russian.

Bibliography

  • Rosen, Steven J. (1987), Food for the Spirit: Vegetarianism and the World Religions, Bala Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1989), Archeology and the Vaishnava tradition: the pre-Christian roots of Krishna worship, Firma KLM 
  • Rosen, Steven J.; Van Pelt Hart, Alvin (1989), East-Kṛṣṇa Consciousness and Christianity: East-West Dialogues, Folk Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1990), Om Shalom: Judaism and Krishna Consciousness: conversations between Rabbi Jacob N. Shimmel and Satyaraja Dasa Adhikari, Folk Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1991), The lives of the Vaishnava saints: Shrinivas Acharya, Narottam Das Thakur, Shyamananda Pandit, Folk Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1991), The Six Goswamis of Vrindavan (revised ed.), Folk Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J.;  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1994), Narasimha Avatar: The Half-Man/Half-Lion Incarnation, Folk Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1994), Vaisnavism: Contemporary Scholars Discuss the Gaudiya Tradition,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1994), Śrī Pañca Tattva: The Five Features of God, Folk Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1996), Vaiṣṇavī: women and the worship of Krishna,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1997), Diet for Transcendence: Vegetarianism and the World Religions, Torchlight,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (1997), The Reincarnation Controversy: Uncovering the Truth in the World Religions, Torchlight Publishing,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2000), Gita on the Green: The Mystical Tradition Behind Bagger Vance,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2002), Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita, Deepak Heritage Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2002), The Hidden Glory of India,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2003), From Nothingness to Personhood: A Collection of Essays on Buddhism from a Vaishnava-Hindu Perspective, Rasbihari Lal & Sons,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2004), Holy Cow: The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and Animal Rights,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2006), Essential Hinduism,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2007), Black Lotus: The Spiritual Journey of an Urban Mystic, Hari-Nama Press,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2007), Krishna's Song: a new look at the Bhagavad Gita,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2008), The Yoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting, Folk Books,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2008), Ultimate Journey: Death and Dying in the World's Major Religions,  
  • Rosen, Steven J. (2010), Jedi in the Lotus: A Hindu Perspective on Star Wars,  

References

  1. ^ a b Satyaraja dasa (Steven J. Rosen)
  2. ^ "Books Received 2006-07" in Princeton Alumni Weekly, July 30, 2007. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  3. ^ Gene Sager (2005), Vegetarianism and the Major World Religions, Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  4. ^ Rosen, Steven J. (2004), Holy Cow: The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and Animal Rights, Lantern Books, ISBN 1-59056-066-3. pp. 5–6, 11–12. Retrieved 2009-11-13.

External links

  • Official website
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