Author: Kedar Nath Tiwari
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120802940
Instead of going into the history of religions the author deals with certain specific topics relating to the important beliefs and practices of the followers of different religions, making the approach topical rather than historical. To make the study really comparative a separate chapter has been added which compares the religions on the specific topics taken up in the book.
Towards the end the author has attempted to assess the possibility of a Universal Religion. The book is written in lucid style and contains much useful and interesting material for students as well as general readers.
The book is primarily meant for the use of Honors and Post-graduate students of philosophy and Religion of the Indian Universities. Most of the books that are available on the subject dwell more upon the history of the origin and growth of the different religions rather than upon the basic principles, beliefs and practices that these religions inculcate and emphasize.
Preface (Second Edition)
1. Comparative Religion Nature, Aims and Objectives
10. Comparison and Appraisal
11. The Possibility of Universal Religion
Appendix: Religions of China and Japan
B. Buddhism in China and Japan
C. The great ancient Asian Religions of China and Japan: Taoism, Confucianism and The Shinto