Comparative Theology - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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Historically, the term comparative theology has been used in a variety of ways. First, it sometimes refers to a subsection of the discipline called "comparative religion" wherein the historian of religions analyzes the "theologies" of different religions. Second, within the discipline variously named "the science of religion," Religionswissenschaft, or "history of religions," some scholars have used the term comparative theology to indicate one aspect of the discipline. F. Max Müller, for example, in his Introduction to the Science of Religion, used the term to refer to that part of the "science of religion" that analyzes "historical" forms of religion, in contrast to theoretic theology, which refers to analysis of the philosophical conditions of possibility for any religion. As a second example, in 1871 James Freeman Clarke published a work entitled Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology, which concentrated on the history of religious doctrines...

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