In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"The understanding of the scriptures within a religion is often imperative to the understanding of that religion as a whole. The content of the scriptures, as well as their origin and the message that they represent, are all very important aspects of learning about a religion. The religion of Sikhism is no exception to this idea. The understanding of this Indian religion derives from the comprehension of the complex sequence of development and current usage of its scriptures, commonly known as the Adi Granth."
"Sikhism: The Religion of the Gurus,"
Verbum: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol1/iss1/4