Interrogating the Comparative Method: Whither, Why, and How?1

  title={Interrogating the Comparative Method: Whither, Why, and How?1},
  author={Barbara A. Holdrege},
This essay seeks to illuminate the problematics, methods, and dynamics of comparison by interrogating how certain analytical categories in the study of religion, such as scripture and the body, can be fruitfully reimagined through a comparative analysis of their Hindu and Jewish instantiations. I consider a range of issues that are critical to any productive comparative study, and I reflect more specifically on the principal components of my own comparative method in light of Oliver Freiberger… 
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