Religion and Generalised Trust

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Handi Hadiwitanto

An empirical-theological study among university students in Indonesia

ISBN 978-3-643-90712-7
Band-Nr. 9
Jahr 2015
Seiten 336
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Interreligious Studies

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For most Indonesian citizens, Muslims and Christians alike,
religion plays an important role in private and public life.
Against the backdrop of tacit and overt conflicts between
religious groups in Indonesia, this study examines the
potential role of religion in building trust between people.
To what extent does religion induce or reduce trust between
Muslims and Christians? While religious communities are
important socialising agencies for moral principles that may
encourage trust, religious identification may also be
related to distrust towards others; making `trust‘ a
problematic issue in the context of interreligious
relations. This study describes how trust is determined by
religion (in both positive and negative ways), and how it
can be seen as a crucial concept within the religious
meaning system.

Handi Hadiwitanto is a lecturer in Practical
Theology at the Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta