Portal:Comparative religion

Welcome to the Department of Comparative Religion,
part of the School for Theology.

Comparative Religion

Hello and welcome to the Wikiversity Department of Comparative Religion. Thank you for your interest and please join in editing the Comparative Religion pages! Prior to doing so, we recommend you check out our page Templates for use in the Comparative Religion Department. The Templates page also details the basic organization of this department. This department is dedicated to unifying the diverse religious community here on Wikiversity so that we may come together to study and expand each others understandings of theology. You can help by continuing to grow and expand this page with accurate and informative articles and information regarding your particular cosmology.

Current Learning Projects


The development of large scale projects for group learning and future pedagogical use is one of the goals of this school. Some of the ongoing learning projects are:

Comparative mythology/metaphysics


consciousness science

Eschatology (End of the world)


Wheel of Rebirth

Comparative ethics

Laws of right conduct

Department History

  • The Department of Comparative Religion was founded within the Wikiversity's School of Theology on 28 February, 2008.

School news

Selected Research Topics

Please feel free to add a topic or contribute your hunting and gathering time (see Hunter-gatherers_project) to expanding the resources in an existing one! Portal:Comparative religion/Topics



"Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will"

w:Aleister_Crowley, [1]
British Mystic (1875-1947 CE)

Self Paced Learning Program: Theology

The intent of this School is to offer a program, not unlike a degree program, in Comparative Religion. Given this objective, a series of courses are listed below so that students will be able to fulfill their goal of undertaking a comprehensive and university-style Undergraduate degree program. The program is structured over a hypothetical four-year period, in which a student takes ten classes per year. The core classes must be completed and should be augmented by selections from the electives. Strategic Studies is a multidisciplinary study. It is therefore encouraged that students select courses from other Schools that have application in light of the direction they wish to take their studies. Students taking a Christian focus should feel free to round out their general understanding of Christianity by taking dominantly Christian courses that perhaps have a relation to the student's ethnic areas of interest from School: Theology. Students wishing to emphasize religion from a socialogical standpoint in their studies are encouraged to take general courses from School: Religious Studies. Students may notice that Comparative Religion has a strong overlap with Theology, and Courses from that Department may make up part of a student's Course load.

Guidelines: for definitions of Courses, Classes, and Projects, please see the Templates page. Students should complete ten Courses per "year." All Core Courses must be completed. The student may round out their Course load with appropriate Electives. Appropriate would imply that they come from the "year" in which the student is studying at that time. While there is nothing to stop you from taking courses in any order you wish, it is recommended that courses be taken in some semblance of order. Upon completion of the full degree program... pat yourself on the back. Education is its own reward.

Associated Wikimedia for Comparative Religious Topics

Religion on Wikipedia     Religion on Wikinews     Religion on Wikiquote     Religion on Wikibooks     Religion on Wikisource     Religion on Wiktionary