According to the Catholic Encyclopedia (newadvent.org/cathen/01618a.htm), “the object of apologetics is to give a scientific answer to the question, Why should I be Catholic? … [And by extension,] Why should I be a Christian rather than an adherent of the Jewish religion, or the Mohammedan, or the Zoroastrian, or of some other religious system setting up a rival claim to be revealed? … [Thus,] the apologist institutes an impartial comparison of Christianity with the various rival religious systems of the world … and shows how in the person of its founder, in its moral and religious ideal and influence, the Christian religion is immeasurably superior to all others, and alone has a claim to our assent as the absolute, divinely-revealed religion.” (emphasis added)
The article itself, however, doesn’t provide any comparison. Another CE article (newadvent.org/cathen/13001a.htm) talks about criteria used to discern the authenticity of divine revelation, but only applies those criteria positively toward Christianity and not negatively toward other religions. The Catechism is the same, as far as I can tell (scborromeo.org/ccc/para/156.htm).
I know I can’t reasonably expect one person to refute every religion or cult that’s ever existed, but could anyone point me in the direction of apologetic works that show Christianity is superior to other “rival claims to be revealed?” Even more ideally, has the Vatican produced any documents which might help with this?
(And just to clarify, this isn’t a question about God’s existence, nor is it a question about Catholicism vs. Protestantism. Specifically, it’s a question about Christianity vs. other claims of divine revelation.)