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Book: Remembering J. Z. Smith

Chapter: 8. A Matter of Interest: In Memory of Jonathan Z. Smith (SBL Panel)

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39821


Building on Jonathan Z. Smith’s insight that “[t]hings that are interesting, things that become objects of interest, are things in which one has a stake, things which place one at risk, things for which one is willing to pay some price, things which make a difference,” Cameron examines in careful detail three areas in which Smith took a special interest and which, for him, had something at stake: theory, method, and a liberal arts education.

Chapter Contributors

  • Ron Cameron ( - roncameron) 'Wesleyan University'