This book contains programmatic essays that focus on broad-ranging proposals for re-envisioning a discipline of comparative philosophy of religions. It also contains a number of case studies focussing on the interpretation of particular religio-historical data from comparatively oriented philosophical perspectives.
Frank E. Reynolds is Professor of History of Religions and Buddhist Studies at The Divinity School at The University of Chicago. David Tracy is Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor of Catholic Studies and Theology at The Divinity School at The University of Chicago. They are the editors of Myth and Philosophy and Discourse and Practice, both published by SUNY Press.
"It is exciting to read this kind of intellectual adventure in process. The material is at the cutting edge of an aspect of contemporary religious studies. It is probing towards methodological principles that could be used to further comparative philosophy of religion. The bridges across traditions at a metalevel are intriguing and challenging. " — Earle H. Waugh, St. Thomas University
"The juxtaposition of the doctrinal, theoretical, and the practical, pragmatic aspects of religions and religious comparisons is a very fruitful approach. " — Winston L. King, Vanderbilt University