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Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Richard Hughes Seager


This deeply personal book, illuminating the search for meaning in today's world, offers a rare insider's look at Soka Gakkai Buddhism, one of Japan's most influential and controversial religious movements, and one that is experiencing explosive growth around the world. Unique for its multiethnic make-up, Gakkai Buddhists can be found in more than 100 countries from Japan to Brazil to the United States and Germany. In this book, the author, an American professor of religion trying to come to terms with the death of his wife, travels to Japan in search of the spirit of the Soka Gakkai. The book ... More

Keywords: Soka Gakkai Buddhism, multiethnic make-up, Gakkai Buddhists, Japan, priesthood, Daisaku Ikeda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520245761
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Hughes Seager, author