Response to Peter Ochs' "comparative religious traditions"

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Peter Ochs proposes a clever compromise to reconcile the conventional opposition of theology to comparison altogether with the conventional commitment of religious studies to comparison unbounded. He proposes that comparison be undertaken, but only between religions that have either sought to compare themselves with each other or may yet do so. As commendable as Ochs' effort is, I think that comparison even between religions that are unaware of each other is wholly proper. The theological objections that Ochs strives to meet are, for me, unwarranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Religion
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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[revised and republished: Journal of the American Academy of Religion74 (June 2006), 495-98]


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