RELIGION 303 - Warrior Saints: Introduction to Sikh Religion, Culture, and Ethnicity
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Sikhism’s relatively short but eventful history provides a fascinating insight into the working of seemingly contradictory themes in the study of religion, such as politics and religion, or violence and mysticism. Not surprisingly contemporary Sikh religion’s emphasis on the essential identity of the Warrior and the Saint has also generated a great deal of misunderstanding particularly in the West. This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the forms and central ideas of Sikh culture and religion. Students will gain an understanding of the development Sikh traditions and the construction and institutionalization of its major beliefs, practices and festivals. In addition the course will aim to explore the central teachings and leading ideas that have arisen from the Sikh textual and interpretive traditions. Students will be expected to analyse the complex interactions that have given rise to the contemporary interpretive scene, and will be encouraged to link their understanding of the various traditions to the present day problems of textual transmission and reception in global diasporas.

RELIGION 303 - Warrior Saints: Introduction to Sikh Religion, Culture, and Ethnicity
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001 (LEC)
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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