Book: Remembering J. Z. Smith
Chapter: 21. On Articulate Choice
In this essay, originally a blog post published on The Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vaia Touna discusses the importance of strategic choices, which she learned from reading the work of Jonathan Z. Smith. Smith’s idea that “less is better” has been significant for Touna when building a syllabus, making comparisons, and analyzing the contributions of other scholars.