Book: Remembering J. Z. Smith
Chapter: 16. In the Laboratory of Taxonomy and Classification (When the Chips Were Really Down)
In this essay, originally published on the blog of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Richard Hecht locates Jonathan Z. Smith’s well-known system of the taxonomic analysis of religion in Smith’s rarely discussed experiences as a counselor to and supporter of conscientious objectors to the Vietnam War.