18. On J. Z. Smith and the Remarkable

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

Richard W. Newton, Jr. [+-]
University of Alabama
Richard W. Newton, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. His research examines the making of social difference in light of the anthropology of scriptures. He also curates the teacher-scholar multimedia resource, Sowing the Seed: Fruitful Conversations in Religion, Culture, and Teaching (sowingtheseed.org).


In this essay, originally as a blog post on Sowing the Seed on January 2, 2018, Richard Newton reflects on the remarkable potential that Jonathan Z. Smith’s career has for empowering younger scholars to take ownership of their own work and ideas, even when they might be at odds with the expectations or customs of the field of Religious Studies.

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Newton, Richard. 18. On J. Z. Smith and the Remarkable. 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=39831. Date accessed: 16 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39831. Oct 2020

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