Introduction to the Study of Religions: Comparative religion


An adoption and partial rewrite by Tim Jensen and Karna Kjeldsen of an English draft version of an introduction to Horisont -a textbook for the Danish upper-secondary school RE, edited by Associate Professors Annika Hvithamar and Tim Jensen, and Upper-Secondary School teachers Allan Ahle and Lene Niebuhr, published by Gyldendal, Copenhagen 2013. The original introduction was written by Annika Hvithamar and Tim Jensen based on contributions from J. Podemann Sørensen.


Department of the study of religion, University of Southern Denmark

Thanks are extended to the publisher, Gyldendal, as well as to our upper-secondary school IERS partner, Nyborg Gymnasium, for allowing us to use the material and the draft English translation as the basis for this adoption as well for the assistance in the production of this module


This module gives an introduction to some of the important concepts and classifications developed and used as tools for systematically and comparatively studies of religions in the study of religion. The module focus on myths, sacrifice and the ritual process and presents examples on analysis of these features from different religions.