Religion, Civil Society and Conflict in Indonesia

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Carl Sterkens, Muhammad Machasin, Frans Wijsen (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-1261-4
Band-Nr. 45
Jahr 2009
Seiten 200
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nijmegen Studies in Development and Cultural Change (NICCOS)


Ever since extremists legitimized violence religiously, conflict has
a vital theme for scholars of religion. Indonesia offers an interesting
case in this regard. On the one hand Indonesia has a long tradition of
peaceful co-existence under the umbrella of the Pancasila ideology. On the
other hand there have been bloody conflicts about religious convictions,
and conflicts in which religious convictions were exploited for economic
or political gains. In this volume authors of various disciplines, explore
the relation between religion and conflict in the context of civil society
in Indonesia.

Dr. Carl Sterkens is Assistant Professor of Empirical Study of Religion,
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Dr. Muhammad Machasin is professor of History of Islamic Cultures, Faculty
of Letters, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta,

Dr. Frans Wijsen is Professor of Interreligious Relations at Radboud
University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.