A Time to Chant: The Soka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain

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A TIME TO CHANT
The Sōka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain

BRYAN WILSON and KAREL DOBBELAERE

CLARENDON PRESS · OXFORD

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Figures x
  • I - Introduction 1
  • II - The Size and Shape of SGI-UK 38
  • III - Encounter, Attraction, and Conversion 49
  • IV - Religious Biographies 79
  • V - The Members, their Families, and their Friends 97
  • VI - The Social Structure of SGI-UK 112
  • VII - The Values of the Value Creators 125
  • VIII - The Involvement of the Members 155
  • IX - Practising Nichiren's Buddhism 173
  • X - What Chanting Achieved 195
  • Epilogue 216
  • Appendix A - The 1990-1991 Schism of Nichiren Shōshŭ and Sōka Gakkai 232
  • APPENDIX B - Questionnaire 246
  • APPENDIX C - The Interview Schedule 254
  • GLOSSARY 256
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 259
  • Index 261
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