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On teaching religion : essays

Author: Jonathan Z Smith; Christopher I Lehrich
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On Teaching Religion collects the best of Jonathan Z. Smith's essays and lectures into one volume.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Z Smith; Christopher I Lehrich
ISBN: 9780199944293 0199944296
OCLC Number: 900154657
Notes: Includes index
Description: viii, 164 s
Contents: Approaching the college classroom --
Religion in the academy --
Introductory course: less is better --
Basic problems in the study of religion --
Scriptures and histories --
Here and now: prospects for graduate education --
Connections --
Religious studies: whither (wither) and why? --
Are theological and religious studies compatible? --
Religion and religious studies: no difference at all --
Academic profession --
Re-forming the undergraduate curriculum: a retrospective --
Why the college major?: questioning the great unexplained aspect of undergraduate education puzzlement --
Puzzlement --
Towards imagining new frontiers --
To double business bound
Responsibility: by Jonathan Z. Smith ; edited by Christopher I. Lehrich

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indispensable guidebook for all who choose to engage and teach the difficult but solvable puzzle that is religion * John Nemec, Religion * Smith's writing in these essays is consistently clear and Read more...

 
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