Synopses & Reviews
Titles in Understanding Faith are intended as first readers for serious student of comparative religion and as basic source books of essential information about the major world faiths in the 21st century.
One of the worlds major faiths with more than 20 million adherents, Sikhism is a religion which most people, including academics, seem to ignore. This introduction assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader. At the center of the religion is the scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, and it is the focus of Sikh theology and practice to the extent that no one is allowed to come between it and the believer. There is no priesthood. A particular aspect of Sikhism is its relationship with and attitude to other religions, something of particular significance in our multi-religious society. This book is written by a non-Sikh who has a PhD in Sikh studies.