"The need for a fresh look at the area of comparative religions should be apparent to anyone with any connection to the field.
In the time that post-modernism has become the fin de siecle intellectual establishment, challenge to its orthodoxy has become unthinkable. However it is now obvious that a radical change of intellectual style is much overdue. . . . we must critique post-modernism from within the mind set of the period. This book does just that, filling a yawning gap in the literature of the field." Ralph Slotten, Professor Emeritus of the History of Religions, Dickinson College