Map Is Not Territory: Studies in the History of Religions

Paperback | March 1, 1993

byJonathan Z. Smith

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In Map Is Not Territory, Jonathan Z. Smith engages previous interpretations of religious texts from late antiquity, critically evaluates the notion of sacred space and time as it is represented in the works of Mircea Eliade, and tackles important problems of methodology.


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In Map Is Not Territory, Jonathan Z. Smith engages previous interpretations of religious texts from late antiquity, critically evaluates the notion of sacred space and time as it is represented in the works of Mircea Eliade, and tackles important problems of methodology.

Jonathan Z. Smith is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, where he is also a member of the Committee on History of Culture. Among his numerous publications are Imagining Religion, To Take Place, and Drudgery Divine, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 1993Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
I
I. The Garments of Shame
II. The Prayer of Joseph
III. Wisdom and Apocalyptic
II
IV. The Wobbling Pivot
V. Earth and Gods
VI. The Influence of Symbols on Social Change: A Place on Which to Stand
VII. Birth Upside Down or Right Side Up?
VIII. The Temple and the Magician
IX. Good News is No News: Aretalogy and Gospel
III
X. When the Bough Breaks
XI. Adde Parvum Parvo Magnus Acervus Erit
XII. I am a Parrot (Red)
IV
XIII. Map Is Not Territory
Index to Ancient Sources
Bible; Jewish and Christian Apocrypha
Other Ancient Sources
General Index