Griffiths, David B. Books

Dr. David B. Griffiths is Professor Emeritus at Kyushu University. His publications include A Critical Bibliography of Writings on Judaism (1989); Populism in the Western United States, 1890-1900 (1992); Beach and Temple: Outsider Poets and Artists of Western America, 1953-1995 (1998), and Buddhist Discursive Formations: Keywords, Emotions, Ethics (2004).

A Critical Bibliography Of Writings On Judaism Part One
1989 0-88946-254-2
Modern Jewish studies is a vast discipline with many inter-related discursive fields. Griffith's magisterial Critical Bibliography of Writings on Judaism creates a framework of relevance that can help students and scholars recognize major problems and disputations and gain appreciation for current advances in methodology and knowledge. It functions as a conceptual map that identifies areas thoroughly and highlights controversial issues that invite further research. The majority of the entries are in English, but works in Modern Hebrew, Yiddish, French, and German are included as necessary, and also as guides for advanced study. Until the advent of this work there was no comprehensive critical Judaica bibliography of use to both generalized and specialized interests. "This work answers that need." - Shofar

A Critical Bibliography Of Writings On Judaism Vol. 2
1989 0-88946-257-7
Modern Jewish studies is a vast discipline with many inter-related discursive fields. Griffith's magisterial Critical Bibliography of Writings on Judaism creates a framework of relevance that can help students and scholars recognize major problems and disputations and gain appreciation for current advances in methodology and knowledge. It functions as a conceptual map that identifies areas thoroughly and highlights controversial issues that invite further research. The majority of the entries are in English, but works in Modern Hebrew, Yiddish, French, and German are included as necessary, and also as guides for advanced study. Until the advent of this work there was no comprehensive critical Judaica bibliography of use to both generalized and specialized interests. "This work answers that need." - Shofar

Buddhist Discursive Formations – Keywords, Emotions, Ethics
2004 0-7734-6514-6
“Buddhism” is very complex: doctrine, schools, stories, symbols, cultures, deeds. One aim of this study is to elucidate this complexity and reflect on mainstream Theravaadin perspectives, beginning with an analysis of keywords, problems of translation, use of terms, and the dominance of English keywords. It goes on to examine methodological questions, comparative analysis, critical questions about rebirth, no-self, kamma, concluding with chapters on comparative ethics, and extensive indices and bibliography.

Populism In The Western United States 1890-1900 Vol. 1
1992 0-7734-9482-0
This is the first comprehensive political history of the major third-party movement in the nine states of the Mountain West and Pacific Coast. The highly detailed and heavily documented narrative is based on letter collections and other documents, and synthesizes all secondary materials. Treats interpretative and thematic questions and the historiography of the Populist movement.

Populism In The Western United States 1890-1900 Vol. 2
1992 0-7734-9482-1
This is the first comprehensive political history of the major third-party movement in the nine states of the Mountain West and Pacific Coast. The highly detailed and heavily documented narrative is based on letter collections and other documents, and synthesizes all secondary materials. Treats interpretative and thematic questions and the historiography of the Populist movement.

The Keywords Of Martin Heidegger:
2006 0-7734-5617-1
This book fills an important gap in the literature of Heidegger through its extensive, detailed “key word analytic” of keywords in Heidegger’s 1927 Sein und Zeit, a central philosophical work of the last century. This expository and critical analytic focuses on foundational terms in Sein und Zeit: their semantic role, clarity and coherence, requiring verbal and conceptual translation. Included are detailed discussions of over 100 key terms (the most extensive analysis of which is the term ‘Dasein’), each of which has been carefully defined with convincing arguments for the English translations provided. The work contains a list of abbreviations and an extensive bibliography.