The Scriptures

  • W. Owen Cole
  • P. S. Sambhi
Part of the Themes in Comparative Religion book series (THCR)


Christianity and Sikhism have in common the fact that they are religions which attach great importance to scripture. The liturgical centrality of the Bible, however, varies between different denominations and is nowhere quite as noticable as it is in Sikhism, where the Guru Granth Sahib provides the essential physical focus of worship and all other ceremonies with the exception of funerals. (Even here scriptural material is used even though the book itself may not be present.)


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