Jonathan Z. Smith
#1253 Overall Influence

Jonathan Z. Smith

American religion academic

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Jonathan Zittell Smith , also known as J. Z. Smith, was an American historian of religions. He was based at the University of Chicago for most of his career. His research includes work on such diverse topics as Christian origins, the theory of ritual, Hellenistic religions, Māori cults in the 19th century, and the mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, as well as methodological studies on such common scholarly tools as description, comparison, and interpretation. An essayist, his works include Map Is Not Territory, Imagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown, To Take Place: Toward Theory in Ritual, Drudgery Divine: On the Comparison of Early Christianities and the Religions of Late Antiquity, Relating Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion, and a collection of his writings on pedagogy, On Teaching Religion.

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Haverford College
Haverford College

College in Pennsylvania

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara

Public university near Goleta, California, United States and part of the University of California system

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