Religious Authority and the Prospects for Religious Pluralism in Indonesia

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Asfa Widiyanto

The Role of Traditionalist Muslim Scholars

ISBN 978-3-643-90650-2
Band-Nr. 17
Jahr 2016
Seiten 170
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Southeast Asian Modernities

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This book deals with the role and authority of such
traditionalist Muslim scholars as A. Mustofa Bisri and Emha
Ainun Nadjib in seeding religious pluralism in Indonesia. It
shows that it is not necessary to base religious pluralism
on „liberal“ or „modernist“ stances but rather on
„traditionalist“ attitudes. Religious pluralism can be
smoothly connected to „traditionalism“, so that this may
preserve greater credibility in the population.
Traditionalist scholars may play a considerable role in
promoting religious pluralism in the society, in general,
and among anti-pluralist groups, in particular. The account
of the role and authority of these traditionalist scholars
is significant in revealing the prospects for religious
pluralism in the country.

Asfa Widiyanto is a senior lecturer at the State Institute for
Islamic Studies (IAIN) Salatiga, Indonesia.