Summary Book Review International Bibliography of Sikh Studies by Rajwant Singh Chilana:
Download or read book International Bibliography of Sikh Studies written by Rajwant Singh Chilana and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2006-01-16 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The International Bibliography of Sikh Studies brings together all books, composite works, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, project reports, and electronic resources produced in the field of Sikh Studies until June 2004, making it the most complete and up-to-date reference work in the field today. One of the youngest religions of the world, Sikhism has progressively attracted attention on a global scale in recent decades. An increasing number of scholars is exploring the culture, history, politics, and religion of the Sikhs. The growing interest in Sikh Studies has resulted in an avalanche of literature, which is now for the first time brought together in the International Bibliography of Sikh Studies. This monumental work lists over 10,000 English-language publications under almost 30 subheadings, each representing a subfield in Sikh Studies. The Bibliography contains sections on a wide variety of subjects, such as Sikh gurus, Sikh philosophy, Sikh politics and Sikh religion. Furthermore, the encyclopedia presents an annotated survey of all major scholarly work on Sikhism, and a selective listing of electronic and web-based resources in the field. Author and subject indices are appended for the reader’s convenience.
Summary Book Review Studying the Sikhs by John Stratton Hawley:
Download or read book Studying the Sikhs written by John Stratton Hawley and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1993-01-01 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This basic guide and resource book targets four fields--religious studies, history, world literature, and ethnic or migration studies--in which Sikhism is now receiving greater attention. The authors explain the problems of studying and interpreting Sikhism, and opportunities for integrating Sikh studies into a broader curriculum in each field. They also provide a sense of the Sikh community's own approach to education, and evaluate materials and approaches at the North American university level. Included are a sample syllabus with an explanatory essay, a bibliographical guide, a glossary, and a general bibliography. Gurinder Singh Mann's review of his course on Sikhism is an effective mini-guide to the field as a whole.
Download or read book The Sikhs written by Rajwant Singh and published by Delhi : Indian Bibliographies Bureau. This book was released on 1989 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Sikhism and Christianity by W.O. Cole:
Download or read book Sikhism and Christianity written by W.O. Cole and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-02-08 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume will provide a thorough comparison of the rituals, beliefs and history of Sikhism and Christianity. Chapters will focus on God, revelation, the scriptures, worship, ethics and the history of these two religions, and will highlight both differences and similarities.
Summary Book Review Sikh Studies by Conference On Sikh Studies (1976. Berkeley, Calif.):
Download or read book Sikh Studies written by Conference On Sikh Studies (1976. Berkeley, Calif.) and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Turning Points in Religious Studies by Ursula King:
Download or read book Turning Points in Religious Studies written by Ursula King and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religious Studies was first introduced as a new discipline in universities and colleges around the world in the 1960s. This discipline brought about a reorientation of the study of religion, created new perspectives and influenced all sectors of education. The essays presented in this volume provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the history of Religious Studies as an academic discipline, the turning points it faces and the directions it might take in the future. The work is organised in three sections. The first presents a succinct case study of the historical development of Religious Studies in Britain. The second considers the development of Religious Studies throughout the world in its major constituents, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, 'traditional' African religions, Christianity, Islam and new religious movements in Africa, the study of truth and dialogue in religion, science and the rediscovery of religious experience, mysticism. The third section looks to developments in Religious Studies, in particular at religion in relation to the arts, gender, information technology and to Religious Studies in a global perspective.
Summary Book Review Sikhism and the Sikhs by Priya Muhar Rai:
Download or read book Sikhism and the Sikhs written by Priya Muhar Rai and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1989 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recent events in Punjab and growing Sikh migration have increased interest in Sikh studies, necessitating a bibliography that would capture the burgeoning literature of the past few years. This unique bibliography includes books and journal articles published in English since 1965 that are either devoted exclusively to or have an emphasis on Sikhism and the Sikhs. Each entry is annotated. It is a vital addition to reference collections in academic, public, and special libraries.
Summary Book Review Japuji: A Gate Way To Liberation by Harjinder Singh Majhail (dr.):
Download or read book Japuji: A Gate Way To Liberation written by Harjinder Singh Majhail (dr.) and published by Unistar Books. This book was released on 2008 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism by Abid Mushtaq Wani:
Download or read book Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism written by Abid Mushtaq Wani and published by Educreation Publishing. This book was released on with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present works tries to find some common terms between the three great religions of the world, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. Also it makes a comparative study of the above mentioned religions.
Summary Book Review A Dictionary of Sikh Studies by Pashaura Singh:
Download or read book A Dictionary of Sikh Studies written by Pashaura Singh and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-18 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new dictionary provides over 350 accessible definitions of the terms that the growing number of students of Sikhism will encounter. It covers beliefs, practices, festivals, sacred sites, and principal languages, as well as the social and religious processes through which Sikhism has evolved. A major focus is the teachings of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, and doctrinal developments under subsequent Gurus. Incorporating the 500-year history of Sikhism, from its birth in northern India to its more recent spread around the world, it covers the interplay between the Sikh tradition and other religious traditions including Hindu and Sufi. It is an invaluable first reference for students and teachers of Sikhism, religious studies, South Asian studies, and philosophy, as well as the related disciplines of history, sociology, and anthropology as well as for all practicing Sikhs and anyone with an interest in Sikh religion and culture.
Summary Book Review Psalms and Practice by Stephen Breck Reid:
Download or read book Psalms and Practice written by Stephen Breck Reid and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this book explore how the notion of practice helps contemporary readers understand Psalms in a new way. "Psalms and Practice" looks at three aspects of formation: prayer, how the psalms shape faith through the process of liturgy, and how the psalms shape as preached word.
Summary Book Review Beyond Otherness by Gurmeet Singh Sidhu:
Download or read book Beyond Otherness written by Gurmeet Singh Sidhu and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Sikhism has a rich legacy of interfaith dialogue however, general survey of Sikh literature shows that intensive studies on interfaith dialogue are very few. In fact, Sikhism has been ignored in the studies of religion. Now the situation is changing, people from different traditions are eager to know about others. Moreover, in contemporary thought thinkers are recognizing the multiplicity of the truth. The scholars from different traditions are trying to reinterpret the religious thoughts for current needs of society. Besides, in present world, it is not imaginable for any faith tradition to claim that they have only real or original spirit. Now it is not possible for one religion to stay alive in sealed structure. In this emerging pluralistic world human beings are attaining knowledge from different faiths and testing various means for their peace of mind. People are becoming passionate to learn more and more about the religion. In addition to this, present world conditions necessitate for interfaith dialogue, for this flexible pluralistic approach is becoming a need of the day, because pluralistic perspective recognizes multifarious views for the truth. This work is an attempt to understand the theory of interfaith dialogue and its significance in general and inclusively the new mystical experience from Sikhism. In the wider context this book deals with the interfaith perspectives of Sikhism and its relevance to the contemporary world. It is an academic work based on Sikh scripture which examines the current issues of interfaith studies. The work has five main chapters. A brief description of important concepts of Sikhism and its institutions is given in an appendix which is useful to non-Sikh readers."
Download or read book Sikhism written by Doris Jakobsh and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2012-03-02 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a comprehensive overview of Sikhism, which originated in India's Punjab region five hundred years ago. As the numbers of Sikhs settling outside of India continues to grow, it is necessary to examine this religion both in its Indian context and as an increasingly global tradition. While acknowledging the centrality of history and text in understanding the main tenets of Sikhism, Doris Jakobsh highlights the religion's origins and development as a living spiritual tradition in communities around the world. She pays careful attention to particular events, movements, and individuals that have contributed to important changes within the tradition and challenges stereotypical notions of Sikh homogeneity and stasis, addressing the plurality of identities within the Sikh tradition, both historically and within the contemporary milieu. Extensive attention is paid to the role of women as well as the dominant social and kinship structures undergirding Punjabi Sikh society, many of which have been widely transplanted through Sikh migration. The migration patterns are themselves examined, with particular focus on Sikh communities in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Finally, the volume concludes with a brief exploration of Sikhs and the Internet and the future of Sikhism.
Summary Book Review Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed by Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair:
Download or read book Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed written by Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review Comparative Religion by Kedar Nath Tiwari:
Download or read book Comparative Religion written by Kedar Nath Tiwari and published by Motilal Banarsidass. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It provides a study of the prevailing religions of the world. By 'prevailing', it means 'living' and 'living religions', we mean such religions which are still observed and followed by a considerable number of people. Such religions include Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. Some may have doubts in accepting Zoroastrianism as a living religion and their doubts may not be taken as totally unfounded. For, hardly a few people, and those also mostly in a corner of India, observe this religion at present. But still there is justification for taking this religion as living, at least, on the following two grounds „ (1) It is still being observed as a religion by some people, howsoever small their number may be, and (2) As a religion it exhibits certain such important features which are worth considering and which have exerted considerable influence upon some of the great living religions like Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Towards the end (in the Appendix), the author has also included for our brief study of some of the ancient Asian religions like Taoism, Confucianism etc. These religions cannot, of course, be regarded as living religions, but still, in our opinion, they merit at least some of our attention due to the respect and regard they once commanded and the indelible impression they have left upon the minds of the people of the countries in which they once flourished. The subject of Comparative Religion as a scientific study of the various features of the different religions of the world in a comparative perspective is relatively a late development. It is hardly for a hundred years or so that the name Comparative Religion has gained currency and studies in this direction have been taken up in right earnest. Such a study requires an impartial, neutral and tolerant outlook and if at all there is any leaning or sympathy for any religion, it must be for religions other than one is own. Here the whole question regarding the methodology of a comparative study of religions may come up. We may see that at least two things seem necessary (though not sufficient) for collecting relevant materials which will make our study faithful and authentic: (1) A thorough study of the basic text or texts, along with the related works, belonging to a particular religion, and (2) An extensive dialogue with the followers of a particular religion along with a personal survey, both intensive and extensive, of the various religious practices carried on by them. The first one is easy to carry out. Perhaps most of the writers on comparative religion adopt this way. But adopting the second one in a serious and sincere spirit is not an easy task and therefore very few or hardly any adopt this method for studying religions. The aim of a study like this is partly to acquaint readers with the main aspects and features of the living religions of the world and partly to suggest the points of agreement and difference among the different religions.