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Comparative theology and the problem of religious rivalry

Hugh Nicholson

Comparative theology and the problem of religious rivalry

by Hugh Nicholson

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hinduism,
  • Christianity,
  • Mysticism,
  • Relations,
  • Religions

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementHugh Nicholson
    SeriesReflection and theory in the study of religion series, Reflection and theory in the study of religion
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL41 .N53 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 320 p. ;
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24880688M
    ISBN 10019977286X
    ISBN 109780199772865
    LC Control Number2010028114
    OCLC/WorldCa646630421

    Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry () Thatamanil, John. The Immanent Divine: God, Creation and the Human Predicament () Theory and Method in the Comparative Study of Religions Eliade, Mircea: Patterns in Comparative Religion (); The Quest: History and Meaning in Religion () Flood, Gavin.   (40) Too Many Problems. A true, factual religion represented by a supernatural God would not suffer the number of problems that we see in Christianity. It would be precise, flawless, authentic, transcendent, unmatched, prescient, prophetic, revelatory, internally consistent, and scientifically accurate. In Christianity, we see none of these.

    In the German-speaking academy there is a widespread rivalry between theology and religious studies. “Comparative Theology” provokes suspicions from both sides. This contribution first takes a look at the history of the rivalry, refers then to the criticism from both sides against “Comparative Theology” and suggests a way of positioning it between the two stools. Comparative theology is in part a comparison of theologies, and entails reflection on theological themes ("revelation," "grace," "the Trinity") and also theological method and purpose as exemplified in various religious is not primarily a comparison of faith in itself, nor experience, nor even of scriptures. As a constructive practice, it is also a theology that proceeds by.

    Doctrine and dogma, the explication and officially acceptable version of a religious development of doctrines and dogmas has significantly affected the traditions, institutions, and practices of the religions of the world. Doctrines and dogmas also have influenced and been influenced by the ongoing development of secular history, science, and philosophy. CT: Yale University Press, ), See also Hugh Nicholson, Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry (New York: Oxford University Press, ), 62–66; James Turner, ReligionEnters the Academy: The Origins oftheScholarlyStudy ofReligioninAmerica (Athens: UniversityofGeorgiaPress,), History of Religions


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Drawing upon the author’s three decades of work in comparative theology, this is a pertinent and comprehensive introduction to the field, which offers a clear guide to the reader, enabling them to engage in comparative study.

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