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Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Kurzbeschreibung

Sikhism's short but relatively eventful history provides a fascinating insight into the working of misunderstood and seemingly contradictory themes such as politics and religion, violence and mysticism, culture and spirituality, orality and textuality, public sphere versus private sphere, tradition and modernity. This book presents students with a careful analysis of these complex themes as they have manifested themselves in the historical evolution of the Sikh traditions and the encounter of Sikhs with modernity and the West, in the philosophical teachings of its founders and their interpretation by Sikh exegetes, and in Sikh ethical and intellectual responses to contemporary issues in an increasingly secular and pluralistic world. Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed serves as an ideal guide to Sikhism, and also for students of Asian studies, Sociology of Religion and World Religions.

Details

Titel: Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed
Autoren/Herausgeber: Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair
Aus der Reihe: Guides for the Perplexed

ISBN/EAN: 9781441117083

Seitenzahl: 224
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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