Soko Gakkai Buddhist Movement in Quebec: Lotus and the Fleur de Lys (Canadian Studies v. 20)

Soko Gakkai Buddhist Movement in Quebec: Lotus and the Fleur de Lys (Canadian Studies v. 20)

By: Daniel Alfred Metraux (author)Hardback

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Theorizing that Quebec's "Quiet Revolution" of the 1960s and the decline of Catholicism there had a profound effect on the spiritual life of the Quebecois, Daniel examines the thousand-plus conversions to Soka Gakkai (a Japanese strand of Buddhism) which have occured in the 1990s. The central enquiry in the text is why an Asian Buddhist group would attract a "respectable and devoted" following in once-Catholic Quebec while other Buddhist movements have always failed in the province - and the rest of Canada. The author also presents a history of Soka Gakkai movement in both Japan and Canada, as well as testimonies from a number of Quebecois Soka Gakkai leaders and members.

Contents

The Soka Gakkai in Quebec; the Soka Gakkai movement in Japan; the life and activities of a Soka Gakkai member; motivation for membership; the miracle at Baie St Paul.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773484726
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 104
  • ID: 9780773484726
  • ISBN10: 0773484728

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