The Everlasting Man - Part I: On the Creature Called Man, Chapter IV: God and Comparative Religion Summary & Analysis

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Part I: On the Creature Called Man, Chapter IV: God and Comparative Religion Summary and Analysis

There is a popular thesis among certain types of scholars which states that all religions are, in essence, the same. The evidence for this position is based upon scattered similarities between the major religions of the world. Certainly, there are some such similarities—it is not at all surprising, for example, that Islam should bear some similarities to Christianity, since it was largely derived from it. However, the thesis that all religions are fundamentally the same is saying something a bit stronger; having a few superficial resemblances is not enough. The theoretical backbone of this thesis is that religion is an evolution that took place over times. The starting point for religion is usually with spiritualistic...

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