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Book: Method Today

Chapter: 1. Comparison

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.34419


This chapter surveys comparison, one of the foremost methods employed in the academic study of religion since its inception. It provides a historical overview, critique, and suggestions for what a more sophisticated comparison might look like in the future. It does this by paying attention to the messiness of social interaction as opposed to essentialized and discrete religious traditions.

Chapter Contributors

  • Aaron Hughes ( - aaronhughes) 'University of Rochester'