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A Portrait of Contemporary Indonesian Islam

This book contains the contributions of a seminar on "A Portrait of Contemporary Indonesian Islam: Remapping and Responding to the Worldwide Social Agenda", which took place in December 2004 in Jakarta and was jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Center for Languages and Cultures (CLC) of the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta (UIN). A wide range of contemporary developments in Indonesian Muslim society are discussed in detail and in a pluralistic way. This publication intends to answer the question of why dialogue with Islam is important and why Indonesian Islam deserves world-wide attention.

Excerpts form the Contents:

  • Norbert Eschborn: Indonesian Islam - a Chance to Solve Islam's Perception Problem in the Western World?

  • Bahtiar Effendy: What is Political Islam? An Examination of Theoretical Mapping in Modern Indonesia

  • M. Bambang Pranowo: From Aliran to Liberal Islam - Remapping Indonesian Islam

  • Abdul Munir Mulkhan: A New Socio-Cultural Map for Santris

  • Komaruddin Hidayat: Contemporary Liberal Islam in Indonesia, Pluralism, and the Secular State

  • Jamhari: Fundamentalism and the Implementation of Shari'a in Indonesia

  • Hugh Talat Halman: (Un)stated Purposes - Culture and Politics of Shari'a in Indonesia

  • Iik Arifin Mansurnoor: Questioning Political and Economic Rights for Non-Muslims in Contemporary Indonesia

  • Andrée Feillard: Some Preliminary Notes on the Problem of Defining Santri Politics and the Expectations put on the Nahdlatul Ulama

  • Fachry Ali: Some Notes on "Politik Santri" in Indonesia

  • Azyumardi Azra: Indonesia's Role in the Muslim World and International Affairs

  • Murni Djamal: The Repositioning of the Indonesian Role in Adapting Islam to the Worldwide Social Agenda

  • Kusnanto Anggoro: Repositioning Indonesia in the International World: Adapting Islam to the Agenda of Human Rights and Democracy