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A Contemporary Look at Sikh Religion: Essays on Scripture, Identity, Creation, Spirituality, Charity and Interfaith Dialogue

James Massey (Author)

The ten essays in this volume are divided into four parts. In part one, the first essay deals with the Sikh scriptures, including Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The second essay discusses in detail, the vision and mission of Universal Humanhood of Sri Guru Gobind Singhji. In part two, the essays deal with ‘Sikh Identity’, and show that till today the struggle for identity is continuing.Part three contains four essays dealing with the Sikh concepts of ‘creation’, ‘spirituality’, ‘charity’ and ‘suffering and death’. Part four contains two essays, one dealing with ‘interfaith dialogue’ offered by Sri Guru Nanak Devji and the last essay on the historical development of the same process, with special reference to the contribution of the Sikh community.
The volume will be great interest to scholars working on Religion in South Asia in general and Sikh Studies in particular.

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About the author

James Massey

The Rev. Dr Habil, James Massey is currently the General-Secretary/ Director of Dalit Solidarity Peoples in India, which is a national multi-faith movement. He is also the Hon. Director of the Centre for Dalit Studies, New Delhi. He also worked actively for inter-faith dialogue in the Indian context with special interest in Sikh religion. For his work in Sikh religion he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy by Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany, and again Post-Doctoral Academic Degree (Habilitation) in the field of Religious Studies by the same university. Dr. Massey is the translator of the Punjabi Bible and has authored and edited more than 20 books, which includes: Masihiata: Ika Paricaya (Punjabi, 1976); Doctrine of the Ultimate Reality in Sikh Religion (1990); Towards Dalit Hermeneutics: Re-Reading the Text, the History and the Literature (1994); Dalits in India: Religion as a Source of Bondage or Liberation with Special Reference to Christians (1995); Roots of Dalit History, Christianity, Theology and Spirituality (1996); Down Trodden: The Struggle of India’s Dalits for Identity, Solidarity and Liberation, (1997); Current Challenges and Church Response (1998) and Dalits: Issues and Concerns (1998). His recent publications include Minorities in Democracy: The Indian Experience (1999), and Minorities and Religious Freedom in a Democracy (2003). He has also published a number of papers in academic books and journals.

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Title A Contemporary Look at Sikh Religion: Essays on Scripture, Identity, Creation, Spirituality, Charity and Interfaith Dialogue
Author James Massey
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173048579
length 154p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.