Spirituality and the Spirit of Comparative Theology



Abstract: The abundance of spiritualities and the decline of traditional religious thought raise problems for people’s spiritual perception because the ground and conditions of perceptual formation are eclectic and hence complex. This article proposes comparative theology as a theological foundation to engage with this eclectic and complex context. After introducing comparative theology as background, this article discusses the confessional nature of comparative theology and its role in constructive engagement for theological and spiritual growth and learning. The discussion will conclude with reflections on relating comparative theology to spirituality and spiritual perception.


Keywords: Spirituality, Comparative Theology, Francis X. Clooney, Religious Diversity, Confessional Theology