The Politics of Nonduality: Reassessing the Work of Transcendence in Modern Sikh Theology

@article{Mandair2006ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Nonduality: Reassessing the Work of Transcendence in Modern Sikh Theology},
  author={Arvind-pal Singh Mandair},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Religion},
  year={2006},
  volume={74},
  pages={646 - 673}
}
  • A. Mandair
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion
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