This book is a comprehensive introduction to the Sikh faith. Ideal for those with little knowledge of the religion, it will give you a clear understanding of what Sikh's believe, and how they practise their faith. Covering all aspects, from the history of Sikhism, to Sikh ethics, to the practicalities of living a Sikh life, learn what it means to be Sikh today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Covering all aspects of Sikhism, the book is suitable to both students of religion and to general readers looking for a better understanding of the faith.Covers the history, belief, traditions and customs of this fascinating faith.Contains a detailed further reading list and other suggestions on where the reader can find out more about the Sikh faith.
Table of Contents:
01 Introduction: worship02 The beginning of Sikhism03 Initiation04 The family05 Sikh names and the naming ceremony06 Marriage07 Death08 The Sikh Gurus09 Festivals and their meanings10 Ethics11 The scriptures12 Teachings about God13 Human nature and spiritual liberation14 Sikhism in the modern period15 The DispersionFurther readingGlossary
About the Author(s):
Owen Cole is a writer and lecturer in Religious Studies and the author of many books on Sikhism.
Anyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to Sikhism and students of religion.