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Islam in Indonesia

Contrasting Images and Interpretations

Jajat Burhanudin Kees van Dijk

284 pages
Amsterdam University Press
While Muslims in Indonesia have begun to turn towards a strict adherence to Islam, the reality of the socio-religious environment is much more complicated than a simple shift towards fundamentalism. In this volume, contributors explore the multifaceted role of Islam in Indonesia from a variety of different perspectives, drawing on carefully compiled case studies. Topics covered include religious education, the increasing number of Muslim feminists in Indonesia, the role of Indonesia in the greater Muslim world, social activism and the middle class, and the interaction between Muslim radio and religious identity.
Author Bio
Jajat Burhanudin is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Islam and Society, an independent research center at the State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta. Kees van Dijk is emeritus professor of the history of modern Islam in Indonesia at Leiden University.