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Soka Gakkai in America by Phillip E. Hammond
Book DescriptionThis is the first-ever in-depth study of the Soka Gakkai Buddhists in the United States of America (SGI-USA). Drawing on unprecedented access to the organization through surveys and interviews, it provides a definitive and revealing picture of one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. The authors shed light on contemporary American society and show how many members of SGI-USA are drawn from a growing 'transmodern' subculture in America. In addition the book traces the development of the organization in the USA, examining how it adapted to the peculiar circumstances of America's cultural life and showing how SGI-USA became a very American phenomenon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198293897
(225mm x 145mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Phillip E. Hammond
Global Citizens, Hardback (December 2000)
A study of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist movement providing an historical overview of the importance of the movement as an educational reform society and its development into a sect of Nichiren Buddhism. It provides details of Soka Gakkai activity Japanese politics and its spread throughout the world.
Dynamics of Religious Organizations, Hardback (June 2000)» View all books by Phillip E. Hammond
This volume offers a selection of essays by Hammond written over the 1990s and explores religious organizations, their internal dynamics, and their impact.
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