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On Teaching Religion: Essays by Jonathan Z. Smith

Christopher I. Lehrich

Abstract

For more than thirty years, Jonathan Z. Smith has been among the most important voices of critical reflection within the academic study of religion. Smith has also produced a significant corpus of essays and lectures on teaching and on the essential role of academic scholarship on religion in matters of education and public policy. Education is not a side issue for Smith, and his work continually sheds light on fundamental questions. What differentiates college from high school? What are the proper functions of an introductory course? What functions should a department serve in undergraduate a ... More

Keywords: Jonathan Z. Smith, teaching, scholarship, high school, education, American Academy of Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199944293
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199944293.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher I. Lehrich, editor
Boston University, Assistant Professor of Religion

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Introduction

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

Part I Religion in the Academy

1 The Introductory Course

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

2 Basic Problems in the Study of Religion

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3 Scriptures and Histories

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4 Here and Now

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5 Connections

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6 Religious Studies

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

7 Are Theological and Religious Studies Compatible?

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

8 “Religion” and “Religious Studies”

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

Part II The Academic Profession

9 Re-forming the Undergraduate Curriculum

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

11 Puzzlement

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

12 Towards Imagining New Frontiers

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

13 To Double Business Bound

Jonathan Z. Smith, and Christopher I. Lehrich

Editorial Remarks

Christopher I. Lehrich

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