IMAGINING RELIGION FROM BABYLON TO JONESTOWN PDF

Imagining Religion has 79 ratings and 5 reviews. Roger said: This eclectic collection of essays remains inspiring today. Smith’s breadth of knowledge and. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Imagining Religion: From Babylon To Jonestown | With this influential book of essays, Jonathan Z. Smith has pointed the. Imagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown. By JONATHAN Z. SMITH. Chicago: had only the last few centuries in which to imagine religion. It is this act of.

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It is created for the scholar’s analytic purposes by his imaginative acts of comparison and generalization. In his analyses, religion emerges as the product of historically and geographically situated human ingenuity, cognition, and curiosity—simply put, as the result of human labor, one of the decisive but wholly ordinary ways human beings create the worlds in which they live and make sense of them.

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Popular passages Page xi – That is to say, while there is a staggering amount of data, of phenomena, of human experiences religiln expressions that might be characterized in one culture or another, by one jonesfown or another, as religious — there is no data for religion.

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Jakob Lindholm rated it really liked it Sep 06, A Study in Ethnographic Discourse. In his analyses, religion emerges as the product of historically and geographically situated human ingenuity, cognition, and curiosity—simply put, as the result of human labor, one of the decisive but wholly ordinary ways human beings create the worlds in which they live and make sense of them.

He jonestlwn probably done more than any single scholar to promote an analytic or critical approach to the study of religion.

Joe Gurba rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Smith is the Robert Frmo. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Buy the selected items together This item: History of Western Philosophy.

Smith does have one real flaw, though, which is that he assumes that everyone is as intelligent and careful as he is. Kellison – – Journal of Religious Ethics 42 4: Smith has pointed the academic study of religion in a new theoretical direction, one neither theological nor willfully ideological.

Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex and Sovereignty. I cannot believe that so many fools seek to follow this man’s teachings, or that a major university thinks it raises their credibility to have him as erligion professor. The Devil in Mr. References to this book Schooling as a Ritual Performance: He begins with the problem of classification, and stresses again and again the structuralist insight of how things jpnestown obtain significance by Like he says in the early chapters in the book, that scholars of religions should not attempt toward unification, integration, and systemization, this book as a whole also remains a bit disconnected and unfocused.

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Imagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown

He thinks that every reader will read all the endnotes, for example, and think about their implications for his arguments. Geraci – – Zygon 53 1: Smith has pointed the academic study of religion in a new theoretical direction, one neither theological nor willfully ideological. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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