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

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

20. A Matter of Difference: On the Legacy of J. Z. Smith

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

Matt Sheedy [+-]
University of Bonn

Matt Sheedy holds a Ph.D. in the study of religion and is a visiting professor of North American Studies at the University of Bonn, Germany. His research interests include critical social theory, theories of secularism and atheism, as well as representations of Christianity, Islam, and Native American traditions in popular and political culture. He is the author of Owning the Secular: Religious Symbols, Culture Wars, Western Fragility (Routledge, 2021).

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In this essay, originally a blog post published on The Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Matt Sheedy argues that Jonathan Z. Smith’s work on comparison, classification, and taxonomy has the potential to teach all his readers that “the study of religion is a boundless field, limited only by our imagination.”

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Sheedy, Matt. 20. A Matter of Difference: On the Legacy of J. Z. Smith. Remembering J. Z. Smith - A Career and its Consequence. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 158-161 Nov 2020. ISBN 9781781799697. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39833. Date accessed: 15 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39833. Nov 2020

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