A Comparative Study of Religions
A Comparative Study of Religions

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, scholars in various disciplines studied religious phenomena, yielding impressive results although they were influenced by popular ideas of evolutionism, functionalism, structuralism and psycho-analysis.

Comparative religion involves the study of the inter-relationships of the various traditions and the ways in which religious themes and ideas are diffused in these traditions.

This book covers the whole range of major religions of the world with extensive geographical and historical scope, and integrates African religious heritage into the mainstream of the comparative study of the world’s religions. It is basically designed as a textbook for the undergraduate degree programme but could also meet the needs of postgraduate students, researchers and teachers of comparative study of religions in both theological and secular institutions. The general public will also find the book stimulating and educative.