Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Can religions be compared? For decades the discipline of religious studies was based on the assumption that they can. Postmodern and postcolonial reflections, however, raised significant doubts. In social and cultural studies the investigation of the particular often took precedence over a comparative perspective. Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology questions whether religious studies can survive if it ceases to be comparative religion. Can it do justice to a globalized world if it is limited on the specific and turns a blind eye on the general?

While comparative approaches have come under strong pressure in religious studies, they have started flourishing in Theology. Comparative theology practices interfaith dialogue by means of comparative research. This volume asks whether theology and religious studies are able to mutually benefit from their critical and constructive reflections. Can postcolonial criticism of neutrality and objectivity in religious studies create new links with the decidedly perspectival approach of comparative theology?

In this collection scholars from theology and religious studies discuss the methodology of interreligious comparison in the light of recent doubts and current objections. Together with the contributors, Perry Schmidt-Leukel and Andreas Nehring argue that after decades of critique, interreligious comparison deserves to be reconsidered, reconstructed and reintroduced.

Buy Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology by Perry Schmidt-Leukel from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781474285131
ISBN-10: 1474285139
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Book Reviews - Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology book by Perry Schmidt-Leukel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Perry Schmidt-Leukel is Professor of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology at the University of Muenster, Germany. Andreas Nehring is Professor of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology at the University of Erlangen, Germany.