The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-definition and the Bhagat Bani
The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib offers an analysis of key issues concerning the phenomenon of scriptural adaptation. It offers a new understanding of religious pluralism, stressing the need to enter into dialogue with an 'open attitude' by honoring the individual commitments and maintaining differences in mutual respect and dignity.
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