An extraordinary tour-de-force of history; life & death; religion; nations; peace and war; quantum physics; politics, economics, identity, education, and more -all from an underlying Buddhist perspective.
In this book, the author describes a new world that is even now beginning to emerge all over the planet - a new civilization, and a new spirituality and religion, that will eventually utterly transform all of known history and all our lives.
The author, James Hilgendorf, is a 40 year practicing member of the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, the largest Buddhist lay organization in the world today, with 13,000,000 members in 192 countries.
"The Great New Emerging Civilization is an expression of hope that a far better world is possible. At the core of this book is a plea for human dignity, just societies, and a peaceful and sustainable planet - all essential if we care about the world we live in and will leave to our children and grandchildren." - David Krieger, President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
"Part memoir and part manifesto for a new world...compelling stories of his own meandering journey through life that brought him to the ideals he expresses on these pages." - Theresa Welsh, The Seeker.
James Hilgendorf is the author of seven other books, "The Buddha and the Dream of America"; "Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective"; "The New Superpower"; "Poems of Death: Time for Eternity"; "Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age"; "A New Myth for America"; and "Forever Here."