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Comparing Religions is a next-generation textbook written by one of the field’s most eminent figures, which expertly guides, inspires, and challenges those who wish to think seriously about religious pluralism in the modern world.
- A unique book teaching the art and practice of comparing religions
- Draws on a wide range of religious traditions to demonstrate the complexity and power of comparative practices
- Provides both a history and understanding of comparative practice and a series of thematic chapters showing how responsible practice is done
- A three part structure provides readers with a map and effective process through which to grasp this challenging but fascinating approach
- The author is a leading academic, writer, and exponent of comparative practice
- Contains numerous learning features, including chapter outlines, summaries, toolkits, discussion questions, a glossary, and many images
- Supported by a companion website (available on publication) at www.wiley.com/go/kripal, which includes information on individual religious traditions, links of other sites, an interview with the author, learning features, and much more
Jeffrey J. Kripal is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University. His most recent publications include Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal (2011); Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred (2010); Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion (2007); and The Serpent’s Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion (2007).