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Book: Remembering J. Z. Smith

Chapter: 20. A Matter of Difference: On the Legacy of J. Z. Smith

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39833


In this essay, originally a blog post published on The Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Matt Sheedy argues that Jonathan Z. Smith’s work on comparison, classification, and taxonomy has the potential to teach all his readers that “the study of religion is a boundless field, limited only by our imagination.”

Chapter Contributors

  • Matt Sheedy ( - mattsheedy) 'University of Manitoba'