Skip to main content
Shopping cart: items Cart

Map is not Territory

Studies in the History of Religions

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.



352 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1978

Religion: Comparative Studies and History of Religion

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

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press