Evans-Wentz, Walter Yeeling
- Charles S. Prebish
Evans-Wentz, Walter Yeeling (02 February 1878–17 July 1965), scholar, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Christopher Wentz, a German immigrant, and Mary Evans Cook. His education is particularly noteworthy because it essentially shaped the entire future of his professional and scholarly endeavor. Attracted to the religious tradition of Buddhism at an early age, he studied religion and philosophy and received an M.A. from Stanford University. He attained a Ph.D. from the University of Rennes in France and then proceeded to Jesus College, Oxford, where he earned a B.Sc. in folklore....