17. My Preliminary Journey through the World of J. Z. Smith

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

Mitsutoshi Horii [+-]
Shumei University
Mitsutoshi Horii is Professor at Shumei University, Japan, working at Chaucer College, UK, as Shumei’s representative. His research focuses on the function of modern categories, such as “religion,” and examines the ways they authorize specific norms in a variety of contexts.

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In this essay, originally a blog post published on The Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Mitsutoshi Horii asserts the value of “getting lost” in the work of Jonathan Z. Smith. Horri credits Smith, alongside scholars like Timothy Fitzgerald, with enabling his own cross-disciplinary approach, which connects the sociology and social theory of Japanese Buddhism with theoretical considerations of the category of “religion.”

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Horii, Mitsutoshi. 17. My Preliminary Journey through the World of J. Z. Smith. 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=39830. Date accessed: 13 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39830. Oct 2020

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