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The Persistence of Comparison

image of Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

This is an introduction to the commissioned papers of the review panel of William Paden’s New Patterns for Comparative Religion: Passages to an Evolutionary Perspective (2016).

Affiliations: 1: Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna Schenkenstraße 8-10, Vienna 1010Austria


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