Chanting in the Hillsides
The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonim in Wales and the Borders
Chanting in the Hillsides by Jeaneane D. Fowler
Book DescriptionIn 1983, a tiny group of people in Cardiff and a married couple in Aberporth West Wales were the only Welsh members of Soka Gakkai International, a Japanese movement based on the beliefs and teachings of the 13th century Buddhist, Nichiren Daishonin. Today, there are hundreds of members in Wales and the Borders. This book examines the history of the movement in these two areas, and draws on original research gleaned from the members themselves. The research elicits facets of their faith, practices, and study, as well as their testimonies to the success of such beliefs and practices in their daily lives. The book combines the twin goals of academic analysis of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin in general with the warmth of its expression in the lives of its adherents in Wales and the Borders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845192587
(152mm x 229mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Humanism, Paperback (January 1999)
Assuming no previous knowledge, this text provides an introduction to Humanism and includes Humanist marriage and funeral ceremonies written by students.
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An introduction to the world religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Emphasis is placed on the living religion and the whole work is designed as a first-level introduction for those who have little or no previous knowledge of these religions.
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Author Biography - Jeaneane D. Fowler
Jeaneane Fowler was formerly Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Newport, and later an Honorary Research Fellow. Her publications include Hinduism: Beliefs and Practices (Choice Outstanding Title, 1997); with books in the same series on Humanism, Chinese Religions, Tai Chi, Nichiren Daishonin: Buddhism in Wales, and books on the Philosophy of Hinduism and the Philosophy of Taoism; and a text and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. Merv Fowler recently retired as the Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Newport. He has studied in the Middle East and published in the US, Canada, Germany, India and UK. An accomplished writer and storyteller, the author has written for the media and had his works broadcast by the BBC.
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