Who has been the greatest influence in your scholarship?
Dr. Tracy Pintchman discusses what individuals and groups have influenced her work and explains that the list is long. Scholars of religion in Asia especially Dr. Jonathan Z. Smith and Dr. Ninian Smart have inspired her work. She also says that different schools of thought such as postmodernism have shaped many of her questions. Dr. Pintchman adds that she discovered the world of Asian religions in graduate school when she was assigned to be a teaching assistant in an Asian religion class.
Pintchman, Tracy and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Tracy Pintchman Engages with the Question: Who Has Been The Greatest Influence In Your Scholarship?" February 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/283
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