I am interested in the idea that multiple religious traditions disclose truth by means of metaphysical claims, efficacious practice, and moral exemplars. Given the differences and frequent incompatibility between truth-disclosures in religions, I wonder at the source of that difference. I wonder if one can determine whether religions diverge due to linguistic-cultural contingencies or a difference in sacred object. I propose that critical comparison of religions according to rational criteria allows for judgments to be made between competing religious truth claims. The classroom is the perfect laboratory for practicing, as students encounter unfamiliar religious expression, struggle to come to terms with it, and place their own views in critical relation to it.
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