24. Interviews

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

Sam Gill [+-]
University of Colorado
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Sam Gill is Professor Emeritus University of Colorado at Boulder. Jonathan Smith was his most important influence and mentor for nearly fifty years. He works on indigenous religions, dancing and religion, religion theory, and religion and technology.
Amir Hussain [+-]
Loyola Marymount University
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Amir Hussain is a Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on Islam and world religions.
Donald Wiebe [+-]
University of Toronto
Donald Wiebe is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the University of Toronto, Canada. His primary areas of research interest are philosophy of the social sciences, epistemology, philosophy of religion, the history of the academic and scientific study of religion, and method and theory in the study of religion. He is the author of Religion and Truth: Towards and Alternative Paradigm for the Study of Religion (De Gruyter, 1981), The Irony of Theology and the Nature of Religious Thought (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1991), Beyond Legitimation: Essays on the Problem of Religious Knowledge (Palgrave Macmillan, 1994), and The Politics of Religious Studies: The Continuing Conflict with Theology in the Academy (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999). He is a founding member of the North American Association for the Study of Religion, and served as President of that Association twice (1986/1987; 1991/1992).
Carole Myscofski [+-]
Illinois Wesleyan University
Carole A. Myscofski is McFee Professor of Religion and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Illinois Wesleyan University. She began working with Jonathan Z. Smith in her third year in The College and completed her dissertation in the Divinity School under his guidance.
Christopher Lehrich [+-]
Boston University
Christopher I. Lehrich trained under Jonathan Z. Smith at the University of Chicago; he was the editor for Smith’s collection of pedagogy articles, On Teaching Religion (2012), and the author of a forthcoming volume on Smith’s work for the Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion series.
Eugene V Gallagher [+-]
Connecticut College
Eugene V. Gallagher is the Rosemary Park Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Connecticut College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago for a dissertation written under Jonathan Z. Smith.
Ron Cameron [+-]
Wesleyan University
Ron Cameron is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He is the author or editor of a number of essays on the Gospel of Thomas and book-length studies of the New Testament and Christian beginnings.

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Sam Gill In this interview, originally published as a podcast hosted by Michael J. Altman at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Sam Gill reflects on the impact of Jonathan Z. Smith’s long career on his own scholarship and teaching. Amir Hussain In this interview, originally published as a podcast hosted by Michael J. Altman at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Amir Hussain reflects on the impact of Jonathan Z. Smith’s long career on his own scholarship and teaching. Donald Wiebe In this interview, originally published as a podcast hosted by Michael J. Altman at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Donald Wiebe reflects on the impact of Jonathan Z. Smith’s long career on his own scholarship and teaching. Carole Myscofski In this interview, originally published as a podcast hosted by Michael J. Altman at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Carole Myscofski reflects on the impact of Jonathan Z. Smith’s long career on her own scholarship and teaching. Christopher Lehrich In this interview, originally published as a podcast hosted by Michael J. Altman at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Christopher Lehrich reflects on the impact of Jonathan Z. Smith’s long career on his own scholarship and teaching. Eugene Gallagher In this interview, originally published as a podcast hosted by Michael J. Altman at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Eugene Gallagher reflects on the impact of Jonathan Z. Smith’s long career on his own scholarship and teaching. Ron Cameron In this interview, originally published as a podcast hosted by Michael J. Altman at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Ron Cameron reflects on the impact of Jonathan Z. Smith’s long career on his own scholarship and teaching.

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Gill, Sam; Hussain, Amir; Wiebe, Donald; Myscofski, Carole; Lehrich, Christopher; Gallagher, Eugene; Cameron, Ron. 24. Interviews. 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=39837. Date accessed: 13 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39837. Oct 2020

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