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Religious Studies

Sikhism: revelation

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In religion revelation is central to understanding God and sprituality. It's a way of revealing the 'truth' of that religion.

General and special revelation

There are two types of revelation:

  • General revelation is indirect, and available to everyone. Some truths about God can be revealed through reason, conscience, the natural world, or moral sense.
  • Special revelation is direct revelation to an individual or a group. This sort of revelation includes dreams, visions, experience and prophecy.

Sikhs believe that God communicates with humans in all of these ways, and especially through scripture (special revelation).

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