Category Archives: Comparative Religion

Multiple Religious Belonging after Religion: Strategic Religious Participation and Other Issues

Last month I attended a short conference in Birmingham about Multiple Religious Belonging and ways that church institutions react to it, and can learn to be more welcome to people with such dual/ multiple/ hyphenated identities or belongings. Some interesting … Continue reading

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After the Deconstruction of Religion?

The Finnish scholar Teemu Taira recently did a piece for the Religious Studies Project website on what happens after we deconstruct religion, which can be found here: Categorising “Religion”: From Case Studies to Methodology I was the respondent for this … Continue reading

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Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and Hizmet/ Gülen Movement: A Comparison

Various factors in my life have brought me into an intersection between SGI and the Dialogue Society/ Hizmet/ Gülen Movement, which came together at a meeting a few weeks back.(1) I’ll offer here a few unstructured thoughts on what they … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Comparative Religion

Thoughts on Comparative Religion For much of the C20th the comparative method not only predominated in the study of religion, it could almost have been said to have been the defining feature of that study. To study one in isolation, … Continue reading

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