Review ☆ Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions

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Review ☆ Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions Exts from late antiuity critically evaluates the notion of sacred space and time as it i. I think the real proof of the seminal and prolific mind of JZ Smith is that some of his work his actual religionsgeschichte is not that interesting any Of the 13 chapters in this work well over 10 of them were traditional textual or methodological arguments which were novel for JZ but they ve been so thoroughly adopted by the field as to obscure the truly masterful mind which firth birthed them Thus arguments for the Christian nature of the Gospel of Thomas or the Jewish nature of the Apocalypse of Adam are now old news similarly with the notion of Gospels as sui generis or reverse aretologies which Smith dismisses Vis a vis many of these facets JZ won the scholarly debate so dramatically that the remnants of the debate are really no longer extant Still a number of his insights are helpful particularly in his essays with a overt methodological focus You can see already in this work the growth of his interesting in the comparative method which blooms fully in Drudgery Divine I give it 4 stars because the collected essays lack an overall unity which is given later in the 13th chapter and I think he would have done better to have a few central essays exploring the CENTRAL assertion that the Hellenistic period sees a move away from territory and localization to utopian associations centered on savior figures that is this issue is explored in the periphery in a number of interesting essays If you have to read this one read the final chapter first then read the chapter on comparative methodologies browse the first three unless you re doing in depth textual work on the texts he uses and read the conclusions to his other chapters

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Review ☆ Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions In Map Is Not Territory Jonathan Z Smith engages previous interpretations of religious t. A great book by the best theorist of history of religions currently alive Because it s a collection of essays and speeches given at a specific period in his career the material is often duplicative and at this late date we have lost some of the sense of the cultural power of his opponents in these theoretical matters but overall historians of religion and culture as well as anthropologists need to read JZ Smith Mostly he lays out his notion of the distinction between a locative and a utopian ou topos not eu topos religious culture suggests that the locative is a scribalurban artifact that has received too much press in scholarship and sometimes gently sometimes ardently resists the dominance of Mircea Eliade who preceded JZ Smith at Chicago My only real complaint was the repetition within the essays in the book

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Review ☆ Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions S represented in the works of Mircea Eliade and tackles important problems of methodolog. We have not been attendant to the ordinary recognizable features of religion as negotiation and application but have rather perceived it to be an extraordinary exotic category of experience which escapes everyday modes of thought But human life or perhaps pointedly humane life is not a series of burning bushes The categories of holism of congruity suggest a static perfection to primitive life which I for one find inhumanThe materials described in this paper suggest that we may have to relax some of our cherished notions of significance and seriousness We may have to become initiated by the other whom we study and undergo the ordeal of incongruity For we have often missed what is humane in the other by the very seriousness of our uest We need to reflect on and play with the necessary incongruity of our maps before we set out on a voyage of discovery to chart the worlds of other men For the dictum of Alfred Korzybski is inescapable Map is not territory but maps are all we possess


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    Review ☆ Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions A great book by the best theorist of history of religions currently alive Because it's a collection of essays and speeches given at a specific period in his career the material is often duplicative and at this late date we have lost some of the sense of the cultural power of his opponents in these theoretical matters but

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    Review ☆ Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions I think the real proof of the seminal and prolific mind of JZ Smith is that some of his work his actual religionsgeschichte is not that interesting any Of the 13 chapters in this work well over 10 of them were traditional textual or methodological arguments which were novel for JZ but they've been so thoroughly adopted

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    Jonathan Z. Smith Õ 2 Summary Review À PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Jonathan Z. Smith Review ☆ Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions We have not been attendant to the ordinary recognizable features of religion as negotiation and application but have rather

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    Review À PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Jonathan Z. Smith Review ☆ Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions Gave it 4 stars the first time bumping it to 5 stars the second time This is a DENSE book but it's a work of genius Because it's a work of genius and an academic book to boot a bunch of the nuanced discussions of say Norse and Hebrew grammar went over my head Still the implications are digestible The book is relevant to anthropologists journalists sociologists religion scholars historians — hell anybody who

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  • Paperback
  • 352
  • Map is not Territory Studies in the History of Religions
  • Jonathan Z. Smith
  • English
  • 23 December 2017
  • 9780226763576