Towards a General Theory of Religion
Religions of a Single God - A Critical Introduction to Monotheisms from Judaism to Baha'i - Zeba A. Crook
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This chapter surveys a portion of the history of studying religion, and introduces some of the complex issues that scholars of religion wrestle with. Scholars of religion disagree on so many things, substantial and seemingly insubstantial, but the one feature that permeates all of their work despite those differences is that the study of religion differs from being religious. It is not that they are incompatible. They’re just different.