Author: Rajinder Kaur Rohi
Publisher: Punjabi University
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173805504
To commemorate the tercentenary of the Khalsa in 1999, the Punjabi University, Patiala, is actively engaged and involved in holding the seminars and conferences at national and international levels. Besides this, it is also bringing out a series of publications. Though the main focus is on the theme of Khalsa and Guru Gobind Singh, its broad-based vision and perspective is inclusive of other related themes in Sikh religion such as philosophy, history, culture, art and literature, woman, ecology etc. It is in this perspective that the present publication under the title, Semitic and Sikh Monotheism: A Comparative Study marks an addition that has taken Sikhism in the context of other religions for a study.
The work is an insightful survey in the monotheistic beliefs found in the Semitic traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) as well as Sikhism, which seeks to confirm the truth of the oneness of God and the all-pervasive unity of His being. In philosophical and theological language, it may be said that the Ultimate Reality is one, and that Reality is essentially theistic. The author has attempted to say that these religious traditions are the historical testimonies to the fact and reality of monotheism. Or, conversely speaking, the fact of monotheistic Reality is testified by these Semitic and Sikh traditions in a continued historical sequence. In other words, these religions, though born and grown in different times and places, are the historical revelations of the same God, Who is one in His existence and essence from eternity to eternity. This, indeed, seems to be the basic conviction of the author behind this book.
Monotheism: Meaning And Brief History
Revelation: The Source Of Monotheism
Monotheism in the Semitic Tradition
The Jewish Monotheism
The Christian Monotheism
The Islamic Monotheism
Metaphysics and Monotheism In Indian Tradition
The Sikh Monotheism
Comparative Study of Religion
Comparison: Semitic and Sikh Monotheism
Universal Implications of Monotheism References