Comparative Religion doesn't only register and document the composition of religious traditions and their mythologies, theologies, soteriologies, rules regulating social life, guidelines and forms of ritual behaviour. As an academic discipline Comparative Religion provides with different conceptual solutions a way to understand and explain religion and religiosity, both as a way of thinking typical to human being, and as a form of action depending from culture, consisting of many levels of analysis.
Comparative Religion is interesting but also very challenging and question-raising discipline in modern university, where approaches crossing the borders of established disciplines are more a rule than an exception. As both humanistic and social study Comparative Religion produces, with empirical methods, comparative and systematic information about cultures of the world, their religions and spiritual traditions.
Not only does Comparative Religion study organized world religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but all those aspects of human thought and action, which are considered by researchers and researched - albeit with different criteria - belonging under the concept of 'religion', whether they are found from western or non-western societies.
On the one hand Comparative Religion tries to describe religious phenomena and traditions as products of human culture and on the other to explain the formation of religious beliefs, acquistition and spreading in light of the general knowledge which is produced by different disciplines about the qualities of human mind, and general principles of human information processing.