Varieties	of	Religious	Authority:	Changes	and	Challenges	in	20th	Century	Indonesian	Islam	(Traditional	Islam	and	Modernity:	Some	Notes	on	the	Changing	Role	of	the	Ulama	in	Early	Twentieth	Indonesia)
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Varieties of Religious Authority: Changes and Challenges in 20th Century Indonesian Islam (Traditional Islam and Modernity: Some Notes on the Changing Role of the Ulama in Early Twentieth Indonesia)

by Jajat Burhanudin

The twentieth century was a fascinating period of profound political, social and economic changes in Indonesia. These changes contributed to the diversification of the religious landscape and as a result, religious authority was redistributed over an increasing number of actors. Although many Muslims in Indonesia continued to regard the ulama, the traditional religious scholars, as the principle source of religious guidance, religious authority has become more diffused and differentiated over time. The present book consists of contributions which all deal with the multi-facetted and multidimensional topic of religious authority and aim to complement each other. Most papers deal with Indonesia, but two dealing with other countries have been included in order to add a comparative dimension. Amongst the topics dealt with are the different and changing roles of the ulama, the rise and role of Muslim organizations, developments within Islamic education, like the madrasa, and the spread of Salafi ideas in contemporary Indonesia.

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  • Publisher : ISEAS / IIAS
  • Publication Date : 2010-04-05
  • Product Code : 9789812309518C03

About Author

Jajat Burhanudin

Jajat Burhanudin is Lecturer at the Faculty of Adab and Humanities of the Islamic State University (UIN) in Jakarta and Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) of the same university.