16. In the Laboratory of Taxonomy and Classification (When the Chips Were Really Down)

Remembering J.Z. Smith - A Career and its Consequence - Emily D. Crews

Richard D. Hecht [+-]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Richard Hecht is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also affiliated with the Jewish Studies Program. He has become increasingly interested in the deep contextualization of religion in its lived environments and most centrally the intersections of religion, politics, and culture.

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In this essay, originally published on the blog of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Richard Hecht locates Jonathan Z. Smith’s well-known system of the taxonomic analysis of religion in Smith’s rarely discussed experiences as a counselor to and supporter of conscientious objectors to the Vietnam War.

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Hecht, Richard. 16. In the Laboratory of Taxonomy and Classification (When the Chips Were Really Down). Remembering J.Z. Smith - A Career and its Consequence. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781799697. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39829. Date accessed: 04 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39829. Oct 2020

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