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Most Catholic text books about religion are about Catholicism, I asked my high-school aged daughter what she wants to study next year for religion class and she said she's like to know about other religions. I'm having a hard time finding these kinds of books.

Most popular authors will write a book condemning this or that other religion, but I just want one that honestly compares them all without being wishywashy about which is better. Otherwise, I think I'd have to piece together about a hundred books.

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    John Dickson's A Spectator's Guide to World Religions isn't specifically Catholic, but is good in the Mere Christianity sort of way. It aims to present Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam fairly in ways their adherents would support, and also lets each explain what issues they have with Christianity, rather than just giving a Christian critique of each. The publisher put up the Hinduism section as a sample. – curiousdannii Apr 20 at 5:14
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    Huston Smith's book The World's Religions is old but a classic. – Matt Gutting Apr 21 at 12:31
  • @MattGutting thanks for the suggestion, I ordered that one (with a workbook) for a few bucks. Doesn't look like Huston Smith has a Catholic worldview though. – Peter Turner Apr 21 at 12:50
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I would suggest a good apologetics book, because these are designed to refute the errors of false religions / belief systems and show how the Catholic religion is the only true one, e.g.:

This more recent one compares Catholic theology and philosophy to that of other, non-Catholic belief systems (including even Eastern, Indian thought):

A classic comparing Catholic doctrine to Protestant/Lutheran doctrine is:

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