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Religions, Volume 9, Issue 2 (February 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Comparative studies are today a primary, essential part of the study of religions. By these essays, [...] Read more. Comparative studies are today a primary, essential part of the study of religions. By these essays, Oliver Freiberger has done us the great service of drawing our attention to how some comparativists do their work across cultural and religious boundaries. By attention to such examples we can identify specific methodical problems, effectively confront criticisms old and new of comparative work, and thus refine the field as such. In this essay, I discuss theological comparison, documenting it by reflection on my own work over the decades, as a combination of area studies (Indology, for example) theological dispositions (Roman Catholic, for example), and autobiographically plotted interests. The fruit of this labor is an open and fresh reading of texts across religious borders, insight intensified rather than encumbered by theological commitments and instincts. View the paper