Global Civilization: A Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue

Global Civilization: A Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue

by Majid Tehranian, Ikeda Daisaku
     
 

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Global Civilization emerged from a series of conversations between two peace advocates of Japanese and Iranian origin. It covers the encounters between Buddhist and Islamic civilizations from the 7th century to the present. For all their cultural differences, Buddhism and Islam share a surprising number of intrinsic similarities. Now more than ever, the search for

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Global Civilization emerged from a series of conversations between two peace advocates of Japanese and Iranian origin. It covers the encounters between Buddhist and Islamic civilizations from the 7th century to the present. For all their cultural differences, Buddhism and Islam share a surprising number of intrinsic similarities. Now more than ever, the search for common ground across civilizations is of vital importance. The topics discussed in this spirit of dialogue include such diverse subjects as the nature of religious faith today, global ideological terrorism, religious fanaticism and universal human rights. Ikeda and Tehranian, two important representatives of their respective faiths, propose dialogue as the most effective method of conflict resolution at interpersonal, intra-national and international levels. Global Civilization is addressed to students of Buddhism, Islam and international communications but most importantly to the general reader. It is a call for tolerance, for dialogue and ultimately for peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857731920
Publisher:
I.B.Tauris
Publication date:
05/23/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Majid Tehranian is Professor of International Communication, University of Hawaii and Director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research.

Daisaku Ikeda is the spiritual leader of Soka Gakkai International, a world wide lay Buddhist organization. He has been called by Time Magazin "the most powerful man in Japan."

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