The Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

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Sussex Academic Press, 1995 - Religion - 232 pages
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This second edition of The Sikhs is an indispensable, comprehensive and reliable guide to anyone with an interest in the Sikh religion and community. Sikhism is increasingly capturing the attention of students and scholars of history and sociology, as well as religion. ... All major aspects of the religion are covered: its history and development, the Sikh scriptures, worship, ceremonies and festivals, religious thought, daily life and ethics.
 

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Contents

The religious background of Guru Nanak
1
The place of the Ten Gurus in the Sikh religion
8
The Sikh scriptures
44
The Gurdwara and Sikh worship
58
Daily life ceremonies and festivals
106
Ethics
142
The attitude of Sikhism towards other religions
153
Sikhism 1708 to the present day
161
The Sikh dispersion
182
Appendices
200
Ardas
209
Primary sources for the study of Sikhism
218
Index
228
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About the author (1995)

Piara Singh Sambhi was a prominent member of the Sikh community in Britain. He took a leading part in the development of the Chapeltown gurdwara in Leeds and became its president in 1967. He wrote several books, including The Guru Granth Sahib, which was published posthumously in 1994, and Understanding Your Sikh Neighbour. Owen Cole has written widely on Religious Education as well as Sikhism. The last book which he and Piara Singh wrote together was Sikhism and Christianity.

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