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Did (Guru) Nanak Intend to Start a New Religion?

Thursday
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22
August
2013
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It is not uncommon to find scholars, both Sikh and non-Sikh, asserting that Guru Nanak did not intend to found a new way of life and, in that sense, he was a reformer par excellence but not the founder of a religion. We will examine this as a serious misreading of history supported by the argument that institutional development of Sikhi as a major religion only becomes clearer with the latter Gurus. The clarity of Guru Nanak's vision and goal is obvious from his lifetime as well. Sikhs and non-Sikhs that are curious about the antecedents of Sikhi are invited to attend this webinar, for a conversation on Sikhi-- the faith and its way of life -- as a separate major faith among the many others of humankind.

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