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This new introduction to Sikhism aims to introduce this increasingly studied religion through the lens of contemporary issues. Illustrated throughout with examples and case studies taken from lived religion, each chapter attempts to interpret the teachings of Sikhism in a modern context and apply them to modern day scenarios. After an initial chapter providing an overview of the Sikh religion, its history and basic theological tenets, Jagbir Jhutti-Johal moves through key contemporary themes, often overlooked in other introductions: Sikhism and women, science and bioethics, and ethics and morality. She concludes with a final section looking at the future for Sikhism, and whether modern issues that are confronting the Sikhs, such as gender inequality, advances in science and technology, family life and homosexuality can be addressed and understood through a critical engagement with the Guru Granth Sahib. She will also consider whether the process of interpretation and reinterpretation has lead to an abandonment, changing or impoverishment of the religious teachings from their original form.

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Jhutti-Johal (Sikh studies, U. of Birmingham, UK) presents this unique introduction to Sikhism and its role in modern times. The author briefly describes the history and principles of Sikhism before illustrating Sikh teachings through modern issues and the answers offered by Sikhism. Issues covered include euthanasia, abortion, bioethics, and gender roles. Also examined is the future of Sikhism and its relationship to the changing issues of modernity. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This new introduction to Sikhism aims to introduce this increasingly studied religion through the lens of contemporary issues. Illustrated throughout with examples and case studies taken from lived religion, each chapter attempts to interpret the teachings of Sikhism in a modern context and apply them to modern day scenarios. After an initial chapter providing an overview of the Sikh religion, its history and basic theological tenets, Jagbir Jhutti-Johal moves through key contemporary themes, often overlooked in other introductions: Sikhism and women, science and bioethics, and ethics and morality.

She concludes with a final section looking at the future for Sikhism, and whether modern issues that are confronting the Sikhs, such as gender inequality, advances in science and technology, family life and homosexuality can be addressed and understood through a critical engagement with the Guru Granth Sahib. She will also consider whether the process of interpretation and reinterpretation has lead to an abandonment, changing or impoverishment of the religious teachings from their original form.

Table of Contents

Acknwledgements \ List of Figures and Tables \ Abbreviations \ Transcription \ Glossary \ Preface \ 1. The Sikh Grand Narrative \ 2. Sikhism and Science \ 3. Sikhism and Women \ 4. Sikhism and Ethics \ 5. Identity: Who is a Sikh? \ 6. Conclusion \ Appendix \ Bibliography \ Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847062727
Author:
Jhutti-johal, Jagbir.
Publisher:
Continuum
Author:
Jhutti-Johal, Jagbir
Subject:
Sikhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Sikhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Religion Today
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.42 x 5.36 x 0.39 in

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"Synopsis" by , This new introduction to Sikhism aims to introduce this increasingly studied religion through the lens of contemporary issues. Illustrated throughout with examples and case studies taken from lived religion, each chapter attempts to interpret the teachings of Sikhism in a modern context and apply them to modern day scenarios. After an initial chapter providing an overview of the Sikh religion, its history and basic theological tenets, Jagbir Jhutti-Johal moves through key contemporary themes, often overlooked in other introductions: Sikhism and women, science and bioethics, and ethics and morality.

She concludes with a final section looking at the future for Sikhism, and whether modern issues that are confronting the Sikhs, such as gender inequality, advances in science and technology, family life and homosexuality can be addressed and understood through a critical engagement with the Guru Granth Sahib. She will also consider whether the process of interpretation and reinterpretation has lead to an abandonment, changing or impoverishment of the religious teachings from their original form.

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