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comparative religion

noun
1.
a field of study seeking to derive general principles from a comparison and classification of the growth and influence of various religions.
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  • To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.

    Clairvoyance Charles Webster Leadbeater
  • comparative religion is offered at Talladega and Wilberforce.

  • It will not, I think, shock any student of comparative religion.

    A Night in the Luxembourg Remy De Gourmont
  • This explanation is regarded as no explanation at all by the school of comparative religion.

    The Origin of Paul's Religion J. Gresham Machen
  • The study of comparative religion has been going on for many years.

    Recollections and Impressions Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • You say they're giving you comparative religion in your classes at the Temple now, eh?

    Frigid Fracas Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Paul's philosophy of heathenism is far more correct than that of many a modern writer on comparative religion.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • Many students of comparative religion have forgotten that evolution is oftener to lower forms than to higher.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • To the student of comparative religion there appear many striking consonances between Hinduism and Christianity.

  • On the other hand, comparative religion is a very important branch of theoretical theology.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel

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