Soteriological Controversy and Diversity
Prior to this study, past scholarship--which preferred to portray early
Indian and Theravada Buddhism as wholly rationalist systems--has shied away from giving ample treatment on the noble person who possesses supernormal powers. This book examines the dichotomy between two Theravada monastic vocations that have grown out of the vocational and soteriological tensions.
As the first critical collection of essays to consider the representation of sexuality across such a wide variety of contemporary writing, Sexuality and Contemporary Literature analytically foregrounds insights into the historical and current arrangements of sexuality that contemporary literature provides, while also inviting the reader to imagine other possibilities for the future that literary texts open up.
An Investigation Into Legacies of Blindness
Why a book on a research study using grounded theory, a methodology
that is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary? Although the theory has now been in existence for many years, there has
never been a book recounting its application through numerous interconnected
studies, as it was originally intended to be used. This book represents the first book-length cohesive narrative on how
this method was rediscovered by a researcher over the course of a new
series of studies, redeveloped in the context of a topic previously undisturbed,
applied, and problems generated (with solutions
to these found or not).
Political Thought In Du Fu’s Poetry (752–757)
“This is the best study of a single Chinese poet I have seen in decades. And the best study of Du Fu known to me. David Schneider goes beyond previous works in revealing what might be called the source of Du Fu’s gravitas. ... Schneider writes eloquently and clearly, and is a very fine translator indeed, and gives us some of the very finest translations of Du Fu we now possess.” – Jonathan Chaves, George Washington University