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July 13, 2008

I.B. Tauris Republishes Two Ikeda Dialogues

LONDON, UK: Publisher I.B. Tauris has released two dialogues co-authored by Daisaku Ikeda, Human Values in a Changing World: A Dialogue on the Social Role of Religion, and Search for a New Humanity: A Dialogue. Human Values in a Changing World is a record of exchanges on the religious response to the human condition between Ikeda and Bryan R. Wilson (1926-2004), emeritus reader in sociology at the University of Oxford and a major contributor to the sociology of religion worldwide. In Search for a New Humanity, Ikeda and Josef Derbolav (1912-87), former professor of education and philosophy at the University of Bonn, Germany, and widely considered a leading thinker in the field of education, discuss the differences and commonalities of Christianity and Buddhism, as well as perspectives on humanism as developed in the East and West.

These two works are the third and fourth dialogues by Mr. Ikeda in a 12-volume series to be published by I.B. Tauris by 2010.

[Adapted from an article in the July 13, 2008, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]