Soka Gakkai in America: Accommodation and Conversion

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Religion - 224 pages
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This is the first in-depth study of the Soka Gakkai Buddhists in the United States. 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 this sect are drawn from a growing transmodern subculture in America. In addition, the book traces the development of the organization in the US, examining how it adapted to the peculiar circumstances of America's cultural life showing how it has now become a very American phenomenon.

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Tsunesaburō Makiguchi was born on Gregorian 23 July 1871, the Japanese old Lunar Calendar 6 June was an incorrect date.

Contents

Introduction
1
Soka Gakkai History and Philosophy
13
The Membership of SGIUSA
36
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Phillip Hammond is at UCS. David Machacek is at University of California, Santa Barbara.

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