#1064 Overall Influence

Alan Watts

British populariser of eastern religious philosophy, writer and speaker

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Alan Wilson Watts was an English writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularising Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. He received a master's degree in theology from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and became an Episcopal priest in 1945. He left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.

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#45 World Rank
Religious Studies
#399 World Rank
Philosophy
#1756 World Rank
Literature