In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new kinds of Buddhism for a globalized world, in ways not controlled by any single sect or region. Drawing on new research by scholars worldwide, this book brings together some of the most extraordinary episodes and personalities of a period of almost a century from 1860-1960. Examples include Indian intellectuals who saw Buddhism as a homegrown path for a modern post-colonial future, poor whites 'going native' as Asian monks, a Brooklyn-born monk who sought to convert Mussolini, and the failed 1950s attempt to train British monks to establish a Thai sangha in Britain. Some of these stories represent creative failures, paths not taken, which may show us alternative possibilities for a more diverse Buddhism in a world dominated by religious nationalisms. Other pioneers paved the way for the mainstreaming of new forms of Buddhism in later decades, in time for the post-1960s takeoff of 'global Buddhism'.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.
This groundbreaking work redefines traditional ideas of what a aï¿½textaï¿½ should be incorporating new kinds of multimodal texts to revitalize instruction within and across disciplines. The authors provide examples of innovative representations to aid learning in earth science language arts mathematics and social studies classrooms. Each chapter focuses on a specific content area outlining learning goals relevant national standards types of representation that enrich learning and teaching strategies for developing critical literacy specific to that discipline. Reading and Representing Across the Content Areas is a powerful application of creative multimodal teaching principles for meeting challenging standards.
Presents information about the different kinds of families to beginning readers, including high-impact photos, close photo-to-text match, a picture glossary, and a comprehension question. F&P Text Level Gradient: Level A.
There has been a new thrust in the media to cover the emerging transsexual population. A population that is no longer satisfied with remaining in the shadows and flying under the radar. With most things that are new, there has been some confusion and a segment of the Christian faith has not responded favorably. With groups like Focus on the Family referring to this class of people as "so-called Transsexuals," and others on the Christian right labeling all who do not conform to the gender norm as living in sin, many people have fallen in line without really understanding the issue. This book sets to prove that transsexuality is not a sin and addresses the topic by covering the versus the opponents have used to claim that those who do not conform to gender normality are an abomination to the Lord. This is a lie that some in the church have spread and the myth is finally exposed.
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