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For an undergraduate level course in Religions of the World, Asian Religions, or Introduction to Sikhism.

Presenting students with an accurate and comprehensive view of the history and religion of the Sikhs, this unique and insightful study skillfully combines recent researches in the area of Sikh studies to provide an overview of Sikh history and religiosity against the backdrop of other major religious traditions of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 135 x 250 x 80mm | 225g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130409774
  • 9780130409775
  • 2,679,074

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This series provides succinct and balanced overviews of the religions of the world. Written in an accessible and informative style, and assuming little or no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, each book gives a basic introduction to the faith--its history, beliefs, and practices--and emphasizes modern developments and the role and impact of the religion in today's world.

Sikhism is a concise and readable survey of the history of Sikhism, from its founding in the Punjab in the sixteenth century to its spread across the globe today. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary Sikh beliefs, devotional activity, and sacred space. Sikhism looks at the ways in which this regional religious tradition has become a global religion and how it continues to adapt and meet the challenges of the modern world.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Founding of the Sikh Community.

3. The Development of the Community.

4. Sikh Beliefs and Practices.

5. Looking to the Future.
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About Gurinder Singh Mann

Gurinder Singh Mann is Kundan Kaur Kapany Professor of Sikh Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ninian Smart (deceased) was J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Richard D. Hecht is Professor of Religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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