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Comparative religion

Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices of the world's religions. In general the comparative study of religion yields a deeper understanding of the fundamental philosophical concerns of religion such as ethics, metaphysics, and the nature and form of salvation. Studying such material is meant to give one a richer and more sophisticated understanding of human beliefs and practices regarding the sacred, numinous, spiritual and divine.

In the field of comparative religion, a common geographical classification of the main world religions includes Middle Eastern religions (including Zoroastrism and Iranian religions), Indian religions, East Asian religions, African religions, American religions, Oceanic religions, and classical Hellenistic religions.

Comparative Religion (Community)

"Comparative Religion" is the 12th episode of the first season of the American comedy television series Community. It aired in the United States on NBC on December 10, 2009.

Comparative religion (disambiguation)

Comparative religion is the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices of the worlds religions.

Comparative Religion may also refer to:

  • Comparative Religion (book), a book by Frank Byron Jevons
  • "Comparative Religion" (Community), an episode of American comedy television series Community

Usage examples of "comparative religion".

He was himself a Mithraist with some private interest in the subject of comparative religion, but he was not a priest.

Do you imagine the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan will engage us in learned discourse on comparative religion?

I want you to round up for me the dozen or so most celebrated scholars of comparative religion in this country.

He had joined the Elishites for purposes of preparing a full-length study of their creed and practices, comparative religion being his specialty.