The reason we study history is to understand patterns, history doesn’t repeat, but the designs replicate. Please think of the US in our current state of affairs. Do we have a big völkisch church brewing in the US? Maybe the völkisch church in the US will be multi-denominational?
It is essential to study comparative religions objectively to discover humanity’s expectations. We see the purpose in living, the philosophy of life in human beings through their beliefs. This is all about our search for meaning in our life. The search for the Significant Other, many of us call God.
Have you ever wondered, “Does my religion or my religious beliefs play a role in fostering violence, and what roles does it play in promoting peace?”
Something to think about during Holy Week.