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Title Contemporary developments in Indonesian Islam : explaining the "conservative turn" / edited by Martin van Bruinessen
Published Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 240 pages)
Contents Introduction : Contemporary developments in Indonesian Islam and the "conservative return" of the early twenty-first century / Martin van Bruinessen -- Overview of Muslim organizations, associations, and movements in Indonesia / Martin van Bruinessen -- Towards a puritanical moderate Islam : the Majelis Ulama Indonesia and the politics of religious orthodoxy / Moch Nur Ichwan -- Liberal and conservative discourses in the Muhammadiyah : the struggle for the face of reformist Islam in Indonesia / Ahmad Najib Burhani -- The politics of shariah : the struggle of the KPPSI in South Sulawesi / Mujiburrahman -- Mapping radical Islam : a study of the proliferation of radical Islam in Solo, Central Java / Muhammad Wildan -- Postscript : The survival of liberal and progressive Muslim thought in Indonesia / Martin van Bruinessen
Summary Once celebrated in the Western media as a shining example of a "liberal" and "tolerant" Islam, Indonesia since the end of the Soeharto regime (May 1998) has witnessed a variety of developments that bespeak a conservative turn in the country's Muslim politics. In this collection of original essays, the editor - a senior Western scholar of Indonesian Islam - and four leading Indonesian Muslim scholars explore and explain these developments. Each chapter examines trends from a strategic institutional perch: the Council of Indonesian Muslim scholars, the reformist Muhammadiyah, South Sulawesi's Committee for the Implementation of Islamic Shari'a, and radical Islamism in Solo. These essays shed a bright light on what Indonesian Muslim politics was - and where it seems to be going
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Muhammadiyah (Organization)
Majelis Ulama Indonesia
SUBJECT Majelis Ulama Indonesia fast
Muhammadiyah (Organization) fast
Subject Muslims -- Indonesia
Islam and politics -- Indonesia.
Radicalism -- Indonesia -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Islam -- Indonesia -- 21st century
Islam and politics
Radicalism -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Form Electronic book
Author Van Bruinessen, Martin, editor
ISBN 9789814414579