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Comparative religion is a field of religious studies that analyzes interpretive differences of common themes and ideas among the world's religions. Often in parallel with comparative mythology, this field of study relies heavily upon the examination of myth and spirituality, deriving essential themes from religious metaphor, and tracing in various ways a possible direct cultural connection between them. It also makes comparisons between the rituals and other aspects of various faiths besides just the myths.

Fields of study

  • Comparing Eastern and Western religious traditions
    • Ayyavazhi and Hinduism
    • Judaism and Buddhism
    • Christianity and world religions
    • Christianity and Buddhism

See also

  • Religious pluralism
  • Religion
  • Comparative mythology

External links

hu:Összehasonlító vallástudomány zh:宗教比較

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