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Book: Remembering J. Z. Smith

Chapter: 16. In the Laboratory of Taxonomy and Classification (When the Chips Were Really Down)

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39829


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.

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  • Richard Hecht ( - rdhecht) 'University of California, Santa Barbara'