Comparison - A Critical Primer - Aaron W. Hughes

Comparison - A Critical Primer - Aaron W. Hughes


Comparison - A Critical Primer - Aaron W. Hughes

Aaron W. Hughes [+-]
University of Rochester
Aaron W. Hughes is the Philip S. Bernstein Professor in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester. His research and publications focus on both Jewish philosophy and Islamic Studies. He has authored numerous books, including Situating Islam: The Past and Future of an Academic Discipline (Equinox, 2007); Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction (Equinox, 2012); Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam (Columbia, 2012); and Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History (Oxford, 2012). He currently serves as the editor of the journal Method and Theory in the Study of Religion.


This chapter examines some of the possibilities and limitations of description or comparison as methodological approaches by looking at some of the contexts in which the method has been approved. This will involve looking at certain examples, such as Judaism and Christianity in the period after the destruction of the Second Temple period, and Judaism and Islam in the Late Antique period.

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Hughes, Aaron. History. Comparison - A Critical Primer. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 25-50 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781795385. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31041. Oct 2017

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