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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
Majelis Ulama Indonesia
Muhammadiyah (Organization)
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