494 Book Reviews / Comparative Sociology 7 (2008) 491–516 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156913308X336435 Idinopulos, Th omas Athanasius, Bryan C. Wilson and James Constantine Hanges (eds.) , 2006, Comparing Religions. Possibilities and Perils? Leiden and Boston: Brill, xviii + 320 pp., ISBN 9789004152670, €93.00/US$139.00. “How to compare religions? What methods? To what end? With what proﬁ t? What are the risks, perils, liabilities in comparing religions?” (p. ix). Th ese are the central questions that the editors and authors of this book attempt to answer. With this aim, the book is divided into three parts; each of them endeav- ors to focus on a speciﬁ c aspect involved in the comparative process. Th e ﬁ rst part, “Th eoretical Aspects of Comparison,” deals with more philosoph- ical questions. Anthoni J. Blasi, for instance, interrogates the supposed “sci- entiﬁ c” enterprise of comparison. By posing the question of which elements of diﬀ erent religions are chosen for comparison and by stressing the una- voidable interference of the subjective meanings of the investigator, he underlines the non-universal and non-objective character of this work. Th is issue is also tackled by Weckman. By proposing some possible antidotes against
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