Books & Publications

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The Ikeda Center is devoted to creating books that will foster cross-cultural understanding and greater human flourishing in the years to come. Many of these are multi-author volumes published in collaboration with respected outside publishers. From 2009 through 2018 we also published titles through our Dialogue Path Press. These books feature Center founder Daisaku Ikeda in dialogue with scholars who represent various dimensions of humanistic wisdom and peace-building. View a list of all our books here.

Visit individual book pages to read more and purchase

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Our Newest Titles

After a decade of publishing books through our own Dialogue Path Press, in 2018 the Ikeda Center returned to publishing multi-author books in association with respected outside publishers. These titles are:

Dialogue Path Press

Prior to the launch of Dialogue Path Press, the Center developed and published books in collaboration with publishers such as Orbis Books, Teachers College Press, and Wisdom Publications. These books can be purchased through those publishers. View the book list.

Designed for both general reading and classroom use, Center-developed books have been used in more than 900 courses at more than 275 colleges and universities nationwide, introducing a broad range of humanistic concerns into undergraduate and graduate education.

Professors who order Ikeda Center books teach a wide range of topics, including:

  • philosophy of education & educational foundations
  • multicultural curriculum development
  • comparative religion & religious ethics
  • peace and conflict studies
  • global ethics & economics
  • and more

Students who engage with Ikeda Center books improve their critical thinking skills and become better prepared to participate in the developing dialogue on global citizenship and shared values.

We invite you to order a complimentary examination copy today.

What Professors Are Saying

In The Inner Philosopher's exhilarating dialogue Daisaku Ikeda and Lou Marinoff demonstrate the enormous power of practical, engaged philosophy. They inspire their readers to break the bonds of authority in order to develop their own inner resourcesto embrace even the most difficult of life's questions with intellectual and emotional honesty, courage, discipline, and generosity.

- Larry A. Hickman, Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“In Into Full Flower, the authors share a profound commitment to peace and human welfare, to diversity and world citizenship, to open listening and dialogue, and to envisioning and building a better future.”

Herbert Kelman, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Emeritus, Harvard University

“Creating Waldens brilliantly celebrates the continued relevance of Emerson and Thoreau to our life and times.”

– Lou Marinoff, author of The Middle Way: Finding Happiness in a World of Extremes

"Subverting Hatred has become my new favorite book! You have my thanks for making the concepts of nonviolence within religious contexts accessible for my undergraduate and graduate students."

- Professor Elaine Hammond, University of Buffalo

"The content and argument of Subverting Hatredso readable and informative, so well written — are essential for thoughtful interreligious dialogue and engagement on issues of peace and conflict."

- Michael True, Professor Emeritus, Assumption College

"Subverting Hatred and Subverting Greed allow students to hear the elements of religious traditions applied to the fundamental global issues of the course, and more generally to sense the powerful ethical passions and insights that flow through the religious traditions."

- James Anderson, California State University, Chico

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