The politics of religion in Indonesia: syncretism, orthodoxy, and religious contention in Java and Bali

Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and the...

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Published in:Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series
Contributors: Picard, Michel 1946- (herausgeberin, Editor); Madinier, Rémy (herausgeberin, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: London New York Routledge 2011
In:Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series
Series/Journal:Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series 33
Further subjects:B Religion And Politics (Indonesia) (Bali (Province))
B Religion And Politics (Indonesia) (Java)
B Java (Indonesia) Religion
B Bali (Indonesia : Province) Religion
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Summary:Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and the interesting comparison of two neighbouring societies shaped by two different religions - Islam and Hinduism.The book examines the appropriation by the peoples of Java and Bali of the idea of religion, through a dialogic process of indigenization of universalist religions and universalization of ind
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0203817044
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.4324/9780203817049