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Comparative Studies Why Christ and Buddha?
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What is Comparative Religious Studies? Key Elements: Looks at various traditions, practices, stories, and beliefs Examines possible similarities and differences Puts these differences and similarities in dialogue
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Why make this comparison?
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Guidlines for comparison: Suspend Judgment: don’t jump to conclusions Be patient: allow terms of comparison to remain different Check yourself Be ethical How should we compare?
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What is ethical dialogue and how do we do it?
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Ethical dialogue involves a willingness to open our minds to others in all their differences. How do we dialogue ethically? Ask questions Reflect rather than react Seek clarity in our own ideas and the ideas of others
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Christianity is the world’s largest religion with over 2 billion followers throughout the world. Christianity has its largest populations of adherents in the Americas and Europe but also in Southern Africa.
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