Description - Comparing Religions by Jeffrey J. Kripal
Comparing Religions is a next-generation textbook 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
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Format: Paperback / softback
(243mm x 189mm x 22mm)
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Jeffrey J. Kripal
Jeffrey J. Kripal is the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religious Studies 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).
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