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Author Wahid, Abdurrahman, 1940-2009, author.

Title The wisdom of tolerance : a philosophy of generosity and peace / Abdurrahman Wahid and Daisaku Ikeda
Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 152 pages)
Contents Foreword / by Shinta Nuriyah Wahid -- One The mission of all religions -- peace -- Two A bridge of friendship to the world -- Three The struggles of youth and the search for answers -- Four Toward a century of human rights -- Five Cultural exchange is the source of creativity -- Six The spirit of tolerance -- Seven Education, the golden pillar of socety -- Eight The vital roles of women and youth
Summary What do Buddhism and Islam have in common? And what positive characteristics might Buddhist Japan and Muslim Indonesia be able to offer one another? In this thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion, distinguished representatives from each country demonstrate that meaningful dialogue between religions and cultures begins with a one-to-one conversation between individuals. Addressing the similarities of their nations as island peoples, with a shared history of trade and cultural exchange, Abdurrahman Wahid and Daisaku Ikeda agree that the aim of dialogue, like that of Buddhism and Islam alike, is fundamentally the goal of peace. Both thinkers draw on their respective traditions, and especially the lives of the Buddha and the Prophet Muhammad, to show that harmony springs from an attitude of tolerance and non-violence, which is where true courage resides. Whether masterfully expounding the teachings of Nichiren, or indicating that a true understanding of jihad is not about religious war but about communicating the truth of Allah, the discussants mutually transform our understandings of value, pluralism and amity. -- Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Buddhism -- Relations -- Islam
Islam -- Relations -- Buddhism
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Toleration -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Toleration -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Interfaith relations.
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Ikeda, Daisaku, author.
ISBN 0857726358