Global Civilization: A Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue

Global Civilization: A Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue

by Majid Tehranian, Daisaku Ikeda
     
 

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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. The topics discussed in this spirit of dialogue include such diverse subjects as the nature of religious faith today, global ideological

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Overview

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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860648106
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Series:
British Academic Press Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.76(d)

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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