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Book: On the Subject of Religion

Chapter: Response: The Benefit of Comparison

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.41089


Whether there is such a thing as an “international religious studies field” or not, in response to Rosalind Hackett my paper discusses aspects of the study of religion in Greece and North America, and the benefits of comparing international settings in gaining insight about one’s own background. Furthermore, I argue, that such a comparative endeavor that stems from being acquainted with other cultures can guard against taken for granted assumptions about that thing we commonly call “religion.”

Chapter Contributors

  • Vaia Touna ( - book-auth-747) 'University of Alabama'