Master of Arts (MA)
C. Fred Smith
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of; Theology
Christian world view, Christian yoga, Hinduism, meditation, New age movement, yoga practice
This thesis is divided into four main parts. Part one examines the origin of Hindu yoga practice. It will focus on the ancient Hindu origins of modern Yoga practice. Part two deals with the introduction of yoga into the western world. It examines the socio-cultural-religious phenomenon that Yoga has become. Chapter three inspects yoga in American churches. It concerns the origins, meaning, and detailed methods of Christian Yoga. The last part formulates a biblical response to Christian yoga. It is an apologetic for biblical Christianity.