By W. Owen Cole
This dictionary comprises many of the phrases which are with regards to Sikhism. even supposing not likely an introductory path, by means of examining the definitions of such a lot of phrases within the Sikh vocabulary, one will get an concept of what the faith is all approximately, together with its relation to Islam and Hinduism, the 2 comparable faiths of India. The booklet lists the main figures in Sikhism, an overview of the background of the faith, an inventory of the sacred books, theology and a common assessment of the philosophy, either within the creation and within the definitions itself. a superb relief for these attracted to the religion.
Read or Download A Popular Dictionary of Sikhism: Sikh Religion and Philosophy (Popular Dictionaries of Religion) PDF
Best comparative religion books
In line with Huxley, the perennial philosophy is: "the metaphysic that acknowledges a divine truth vast to the area of items and lives and minds; the psychology that unearths within the soul whatever just like, or perhaps exact with, divine fact; the ethic that areas man's ultimate lead to the data of the immanent and transcendent floor of all being; the object is immemorial and common.
The time period "Abrahamic religions" has won significant foreign money in either scholarly and ecumenical circles as a fashion of bearing on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. within the family members of Abraham, Carol Bakhos steps again from this conference to invite an often neglected query: What, actually, is Abrahamic approximately those 3 faiths?
This landmark paintings provides the main illuminating portrait we need to date of goddesses and sacred woman imagery in Western culture—from prehistory to modern goddess events. superbly written, lucidly conceived, and far-ranging in its implications, this paintings may help readers achieve a greater appreciation of the complexity of the social forces— regularly androcentric—that have formed the symbolism of the sacred female.
This booklet makes use of the insights of cognitive linguistics to argue for the potential for differentiated consensus among separated church buildings. The Joint announcement at the Doctrine of Justification, signed through the Lutheran global Federation and the Roman Catholic Church in 1999, represents the excessive water mark of the twentieth-century ecumenical circulate.
- The Mosque: The Heart of Submission (Abrahamic Dialogues)
- Postmodernism, Reason and Religion
- Building a Better Bridge: Muslims, Christians, and the Common Good
- Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews
- Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts
Extra info for A Popular Dictionary of Sikhism: Sikh Religion and Philosophy (Popular Dictionaries of Religion)
Gur One of the most important words in Sikhism, it has a number of related meanings. First, it refers to God. The way in which Akal Purukh, the Being Beyond Time, enters the temporal dimension is as Guru. This means that God is the divine preceptor whose word infuses enlightenment. Sometimes the term Sat Guru is used to describe this revelatory aspect of God. The fifth Guru declared, ‘The True Guru is God. Do not believe that God is in the form of a man’ (AG895). Guru Arjan is also prepared to use sectarian names of the Guru though at the same time affirming that the Guru is the supreme being, Brahman.
He helped Guru Arjan compile the Adi Granth and is reputed to have met the Emperor Akbar in 1605 and assured him that the Sikh scripture contained nothing derogatory to Islam. After the martyrdom of Guru Arjan and again when Guru Hargobind was a prisoner in the Gwalior fort, he and Bahi Buddha were among the elders of the community who looked after the affairs of the Panth. He remained celebate and died at the village of Goindwal where he was born. His thirty-nine vars are of considerable historical and theological importance.
The term has been used traditionally as a prefix to someone’s name. Now, however, it is also a minor academic qualification in Punjabi language and literature which need not include a study of the Sikh scriptures. The word has lost much of its prestige and respect in recent years. Gobind Si gh, Gur (born 22 December 1666, Guru 11 November 1675–7 to October 1708) Gobind Rai, as he was originally called, succeeded his father, who had been executed in Delhi, to the gaddi in 1675. The period of his leadership was one of the most eventful in the history of the Sikhs and by the time of his death at the hands of an assassin in Nanded, in the Deccan, the religion had assumed many of the aspects which characterize it today.