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The Persistence of Religion Released in the UK


LONDON, UK: Publisher I.B. Tauris recently released The Persistence of Religion: Comparative Perspectives on Modern Spirituality a dialogue between Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, and Daisaku Ikeda. Based on a shared recognition of the revival of religious spirituality in the twenty-first century, the two examine a panorama of issues, from the struggle for human rights and nonviolence to the fruits and flaws of an Internet society, nuclear abolition and higher education. Among the foremost of theologians in the U.S., Professor Cox first met Mr. Ikeda at an address the latter delivered at Harvard in 1991; he then served as a panelist reviewing Mr. Ikeda's second Harvard lecture two years later.


[Adapted from an article in the November 12, 2009, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]