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作者 Intan, Benyamin Fleming
書名 'Public religion' and the Pancasila-based state of Indonesia: A normative argument within a Christian-Muslim dialogue (1945--1998)
國際標準書號 0496736671
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說明 399 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-03, Section: A, page: 0988
Chair: David Hollenbach
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston College, 2004
This study analyzes the problems and changes in the public role of religion in Indonesian society during three periods: pre-independence, Sukarno's Old Order and Suharto's New Order (1945--1998). This analysis shows that religion has a dual impact. The manifestation of religion in the public sphere may give rise to social conflicts, while at the same time religious activists are major players in movements striving for liberation, justice, and democracy. The main reason why distinctive features of religion exhibit such a dual impact arises from the relationship between religion and the state
Focusing primarily on Neo-Modernist Islamic thinkers (Nurcholish Madjid, Abdurrahman Wahid, Djohan Effendi, and Ahmad Wahib) and prominent Indonesian Christian intellectuals (T. B. Simatupang, Eka Darmaputera, Franz Magnis-Suseno, S.J., and J. B. Banawiratma), this study offers constructive suggestions regarding how Indonesian religion can promote ideas of democracy, tolerance, and human rights and evolve as a liberating force in Indonesian public affairs within the framework of Pancasila
Using Jose Casanova's idea of "secularization as differentiation," highly compatible with the nature of Pancasila, this study maintains that only within the realm of civil society (as the implementation of the first principle of Pancasila) can Indonesian religion avoid seeking hegemonic control of social, political, and intellectual life in the public realm. Such an environment offers the opportunity for Indonesian religion to promote the ideas of human rights, nationalism, democracy, and social justice (the other four principles) in the life of society, nation, and state. The socialization of the principles of Pancasila in the life of society, nation, and state is not an easy task. Only through the idea of common good, where the first and second principles of Pancasila are considered as ontological and ethical foundations respectively for the life of nation (third principle), state (fourth principle), and society (fifth principle), can the task of implementing Pancasila be realized
School code: 0016
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 65-03A
主題 Theology
Religion, General
Sociology, General
Alt Author Boston College
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