Java Indonesia and Islam

Java  Indonesia and Islam
Author: Mark Woodward
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2010-10-28
ISBN: 9400700563
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Java Indonesia and Islam Book Excerpt:

Mark R. Woodward’s Islam in Java: Normative Piety and Mysticism in the Sultanate of Yogyakarta (1989) was one of the most important work on Indonesian Islam of the era. This new volume, Java, Indonesia, and Islam, builds on the earlier study, but also goes beyond it in important ways. Written on the basis of Woodward’s thirty years of research on Javanese Islam in a Yogyakarta (south-central Java) setting, the book presents a much-needed collection of essays concerning Javanese Islamic texts, ritual, sacred space, situated in Javanese and Indonesian political contexts. With a number of entirely new essays as well as significantly revised versions of essays this book is a valuable contribution to the academic community by an eminent anthropologist and key authority on Islamic religion and culture in Java.

Bandit Saints of Java

Bandit Saints of Java
Author: George Quinn
Publsiher: Monsoon Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1912049457
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bandit Saints of Java Book Excerpt:

Java’s pilgrimage culture is a dense, batik-like pattern of contradictions: seriousness collides with laughter; curiosity with bewilderment; piety with scepticism; intense spirituality with, in some places, the joy of shopping. The pilgrimage culture on the island of Java in Indonesia – the world’s largest Muslim country – is a rebuke to the conservative orthodoxy that has been gaining ground in Indonesia’s religious landscape since the 1980s. In the rhetoric of this orthodoxy the “real” Islam is pure and exclusive. Piety comes from obedience to religious authority and its rules. Local pilgrimage is anything but pure and exclusive or rigidly authoritarian. It is powerfully Islamic but it fuses Islam with local history, the ancient power of place and a pastiche of devotional practices with roots deep in the pre-Islamic past. Quietly but tenaciously – just outside the great echo chamber of public space – it is growing as fast as the higher profile neo-orthodoxy. Bandit Saints of Java delves deep under the surface of modern Indonesia, exploring personalities and stories in the weird world of local pilgrimage, where Middle Eastern Islam wrestles with the ancient power of Javanese civilisation. It paints an astonishing portrait of Islam as it is practised today – largely invisible to journalists, scholars and tourists – by many of Java’s 130 million people.

Islam in the Indonesian World

Islam in the Indonesian World
Author: Azyumardi Azra
Publsiher: Mizan Pustaka
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9794334308
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in the Indonesian World Book Excerpt:

The early history of Islam in Indonesian world is bewilderingly complex, not only in the context of the spread of Islam in the area, but also in the terms of its institutional formation. This book, therefore, discusses such themes as the early introduction of Islam to the Indonesian archipelago, the development of Islamic learning, educational, and legal institutions. Not least important, the book also reveals the religious, intellectual and political relations between Islam in the archipelago with that of the Arabian world “Professor Azyumardi Azra is a brilliant authority in Islam in Indonesia. No one interested in Indonesian Islam can afford to be without this book.” —Professor Dr. M.C. Ricklefs Department of History National University of Singapore Author of acclaimed book, A History of Modern Indonesia since c. 1200 (third edition, 2002) “This well researched book should be a required reading for anyone who would like to comprehend the dynamic of Islam in Indonesian and in Southeast asia as a whole.” —Professor DR. Taufik Abdullah Sejarahwan and member of Akademi Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (AIPI) [Mizan, Pustaka, Religion, Islam, Refrention]

Understanding Islam in Indonesia

Understanding Islam in Indonesia
Author: Robert Pringle
Publsiher: Editions Didier Millet
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9814260096
Category: Indonesia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Islam in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

There are more Muslims in Indonesia than in any other country, but most people outside the region know little about the nation, much less about the practice of Islam among its diverse peoples or the religion's influence on the politics of the republic. In this illuminating publication, Robert Pringle explains the advent of Islam in Indonesia, its development, and especially its contemporary circumstances. The author's incisive writing provides the necessary background and demystifies the spectrum of politically active Muslim groups in Indonesia today.

Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices

Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices
Author: Albertus Bagus Laksana
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 131709123X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices Book Excerpt:

Exploring the distinctive nature and role of local pilgrimage traditions among Muslims and Catholics, Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices draws particularly on south central Java, Indonesia. In this area, the hybrid local Muslim pilgrimage culture is shaped by traditional Islam, the Javano-Islamic sultanates, and the Javanese culture with its strong Hindu-Buddhist heritage. This region is also home to a vibrant Catholic community whose identity formation has occurred in a way that involves complex engagements with Islam as well as Javanese culture. In this respect, local pilgrimage tradition presents itself as a rich milieu in which these complex engagements have been taking place between Islam, Catholicism, and Javanese culture. Employing a comparative theological and phenomenological analysis, this book reveals the deeper religio-cultural and theological import of pilgrimage practice in the identity formation and interaction among Muslims and Catholics in south central Java. In a wider context, it also sheds light on the larger dynamics of the complex encounter between Islam, Christianity and local cultures.

Divine Inspirations

Divine Inspirations
Author: David Harnish,Anne Rasmussen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN: 0199792550
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Inspirations Book Excerpt:

Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia brings together the work of 11 international scholars into an unprecedented volume focused on religion and performance in a nation celebrated for its extraordinary arts, religious diversity, and natural beauty. The resulting collection provides a panoramic view of Indonesia's Islamic arts in a variety of settings and communities. Together the authors address how history, politics, spirituality, and gender are expressed through performance and how Indonesian Islamic culture intersects with the ideology and practice of nationalism. Unique and engaging, Divine Inspirations will fascinate readers interested in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Islam, world religions, global discourse, and music, arts and ritual.

The Struggle of Islam in Modern Indonesia

The Struggle of Islam in Modern Indonesia
Author: B. J. Boland
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN: 940117895X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Struggle of Islam in Modern Indonesia Book Excerpt:

With deep interest I have followed the Indonesian people's fight for freedom and independence from 1945 onwards. This interest has come to be centred in particular on the question of how religions, especially Islam, were involved in this struggle, and what role they would fulfil in the new Indonesia. After having lived and worked in Indonesia from 1946 to the end of 1959, I was twice more enabled to yisit I ndonesia thanks to grants from the Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO). It was during these sojourns in particular, from May to October 1966 and from February to July 1969, that the material for this study was collected, supplemented and checked. For the help I received during these visits I am greatly indebted to so many Indonesian informants that it is impossible to mention them all. Moreover, some of them would not appreciate being singled out by name. But while offering them these general thanks I am thinking of them all individually. In spite of all the help given and patience shown me, this publication is bound to be full of shortcomings. An older Muslim friend, however, once encouraged me by reminding me that perfection belongs only to God (al-kamal li'llah). Nevertheless, I should like to offer my apologies for errors and mistakes; I would appreciate it if readers drew my attention to them.

Indonesia

Indonesia
Author: David Cumming
Publsiher: Cherrytree Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1842345893
Category: Indonesia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indonesia Book Excerpt:

Each illustrated volume in this series explores the lives of children from a particular country. The combination of letters and non-fiction text make these ideal books to support both the geography and literacy work at Key Stage 1 and for less able pupils at Key Stage 2.

Islam Observed

Islam Observed
Author: Clifford Geertz
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1971-08-15
ISBN: 9780226285115
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Observed Book Excerpt:

"In four brief chapters," writes Clifford Geertz in his preface, "I have attempted both to lay out a general framework for the comparative analysis of religion and to apply it to a study of the development of a supposedly single creed, Islam, in two quite contrasting civilizations, the Indonesian and the Moroccan." Mr. Geertz begins his argument by outlining the problem conceptually and providing an overview of the two countries. He then traces the evolution of their classical religious styles which, with disparate settings and unique histories, produced strikingly different spiritual climates. So in Morocco, the Islamic conception of life came to mean activism, moralism, and intense individuality, while in Indonesia the same concept emphasized aestheticism, inwardness, and the radical dissolution of personality. In order to assess the significance of these interesting developments, Mr. Geertz sets forth a series of theoretical observations concerning the social role of religion.

Islam State and Society in Indonesia

Islam  State and Society in Indonesia
Author: Yanwar Pribadi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2018-06-13
ISBN: 1315473674
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam State and Society in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

Islamic powers in secular countries have presented a challenge for states around the world, including Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population as well as the third largest democracy in the world. This book explores the history of the relationships between Islam, state, and society in Indonesia with a focus on local politics in Madura. It identifies and explains factors that have shaped and characterized the development of contemporary Islam and politics in Madura and recognizes and elucidates forms and aspects of the relationships between Islam and politics; between state and society; between conflicts and accommodations; between piety, tradition and violence in that area, and the forms and characters of democratization and decentralization processes in local politics. This book shows how the area’s experience in dealing with Islam and politics may illuminate the socio-political trajectory of other developing Muslim countries at present living through comparable democratic transformations. Madura was chosen because it has one of the most complex relationships between Islam and politics during the last years of the New Order and the first years of the post-New Order in Indonesia, and because it is a strong Muslim area with a history of a very strong religious as well as cultural tradition than is commonly understood and is largely ignored in literature on Islam and politics. Based on extensive sets of anthropological fieldwork and historical research, this book makes an important contribution to the analysis of Islam and politics in Indonesia and future socio-political trajectory of other developing Muslim countries experiencing comparable democratic transformations. It will be of interest to academics in the field of Religion and Politics and Southeast Asian Studies, in particular Southeast Asian politics, anthropology and history.

A Portrait of Contemporary Indonesian Islam

A Portrait of Contemporary Indonesian Islam
Author: Chaider S. Bamualim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indonesia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Peaceful Jihad

A Peaceful Jihad
Author: R. Lukens-Bull
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2005-05-12
ISBN: 1403980292
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Peaceful Jihad Book Excerpt:

Based on extensive ethnographic research, this book examines how the Islamic community in Java, Indonesia, is actively negotiating both modernity and tradition in the contexts of nation-building, globalisation, and a supposed clash of civilizations. The pesantren community, so-called because it is centered around an educational institution called the pesantren, uses education as a central arena for dealing with globalization and the construction and maintenance of an Indonesian Islamic identity. However, the community's efforts to wrestle with these issues extend beyond education into the public sphere in general and specifically in the area of leadership and politics. The case material is used to understand Muslim strategies and responses to civilizational contact and conflict. Scholars, educated readers, and advanced undergraduates interested in Islam, religious education, the construction of religious identity in the context of national politics and globalization will find this work useful.

The Domestication of Desire

The Domestication of Desire
Author: Suzanne April Brenner
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1998
ISBN: 0691016925
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Domestication of Desire Book Excerpt:

While doing fieldwork in the modernizing Javanese city of Solo during the late 1980s, Suzanne Brenner came upon a neighborhood that seemed like a museum of a bygone era: Laweyan, a once-thriving production center of batik textiles, had embraced modernity under Dutch colonial rule, only to fend off the modernizing forces of the Indonesian state during the late twentieth century. Focusing on this community, Brenner examines what she calls the making of the "unmodern." Against the social, political, and economic developments of late-colonial and postcolonial Java, Brenner describes how an innovative, commercially successful lifestyle became an anachronism in Indonesian society, thereby challenging the idea that tradition invariably gives way to modernity in an evolutionary progression. Brenner's analysis centers on the importance of gender to processes of social transformation.

Entangled Pieties

Entangled Pieties
Author: En-Chieh Chao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN: 3319484206
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Pieties Book Excerpt:

This book explores the social life of Muslim women and Christian minorities amid Islamic and Christian movements in urban Java, Indonesia. Drawing on anthropological perspectives and 14 months of participant observation between 2009 and 2013 in the multi-religious Javanese city of Salatiga, this ethnography examines the interrelations between Islamic piety, Christian identity, and gendered sociability in a time of multiple religious revivals. The novel encounters between multiple forms of piety and customary sociality among “moderate” Muslims, puritan Salafists, born-again Pentecostals, Protestants, and Catholics require citizens to renegotiate various social interactions. En-Chieh Chao argues that piety has become a complex phenomenon entangled with gendered sociality and religious others, rather than a preordained outcome stemming from a self-contained religious tradition.

Mysticism in Java

Mysticism in Java
Author: Niels Mulder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ideology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Islam in Indonesia

History of Islam in Indonesia
Author: Carool Kersten
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN: 0748681876
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Islam in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

Explores the history of Islam in the largest Muslim nation state in the worldLocated on the eastern periphery of the historical Muslim world, as a political entity Indonesia is barely a century old. Yet with close to a quarter of a billion followers of Islam it is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world. As the greatest political power in Southeast Asia, and a growing player on the world scene, Indonesia presents itself as a bridge country between Asia, the wider Muslim world and the West.In this survey Carool Kersten presents the Islamisation of Indonesia from the first evidence of the acceptance of Islam by indigenous peoples in the late thirteenth century until the present day. He provides comprehensive insight into the different roles played by Islam in Indonesia throughout history, including the importance of Indian Ocean networks for connecting Indonesians with the wider Islamic world, the religions role as a means of resistance and tool for nation building, and postcolonial attempts to forge an aIndonesian Islam.Key FeaturesThe first comprehensive historical survey of the Islamisation of Indonesia from the arrival of Islam in the 13th century until the presentAn interdisciplinary study of the place and role of Islam in IndonesiaAn overview of the religions growing significance in the formation of what is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world

Dutch Colonialism and Indonesian Islam

Dutch Colonialism and Indonesian Islam
Author: Karel A. Steenbrink
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9789042020719
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dutch Colonialism and Indonesian Islam Book Excerpt:

This book tells the story of the contacts and conflicts between muslims and christians in Southeast Asia during the Dutch colonial history from 1596 until 1950. The author draws from a great variety of sources to shed light on this period: the letters of the colonial pioneer Jan Pietersz. Coen, the writings of 17th century Dutch theologians, the minutes of the Batavia church council, the contracts of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) with the sultans in the Indies, documents from the files of colonial civil servants from the 19th and 20th centuries, to mention just a few. The colonial situation was not a good starting-point for a religious dialogue. With Dutch power on the increase there was even less understanding for the religion of the muslims . In 1620 J.P. Coen, the strait-laced calvinist, had actually a better understanding and respect for the muslims than the liberal colonial leaders from the early 20th century, convinced as they were of western supremacy.

The Development of Islam in Indonesia

The Development of Islam in Indonesia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Indonesia s Islamic Revolution

Indonesia s Islamic Revolution
Author: Kevin W. Fogg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 1108487874
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indonesia s Islamic Revolution Book Excerpt:

The decolonization of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, was seen by up to half of the population as a religious struggle. Utilizing a combination of oral history and archival research, Kevin W. Fogg presents a new understanding of the Indonesian revolution and of Islam as a revolutionary ideology.

Islam and Identity in Eastern Indonesia

Islam and Identity in Eastern Indonesia
Author: Michael Hitchcock
Publsiher: Hull University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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