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The World's Religions Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter X, A Final Examination, The Relations between Religions, Summary

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Chapter X, A Final Examination, The Relations between Religions, Summary and Analysis

To answer the question, "What have we gotten out of the study of these religions?" this chapter looks at three specific things. The first of these has to do with the relation between the various religions. There is the open-ended question of whether one of the world's religions is superior to all others. This book takes the stance that there is nothing to be gained by comparing with the idea of one crossing the finish line ahead of all others. Other outlooks suggest that all religions are alike and satisfy the desire for everyone to be together. Yet attempts to unite Protestantism largely failed because of reluctance to let go of certain tenets. There is the human element to contend with in any hope of uniting the...

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