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Islam exists in global history with its richly variegated cultural and social realities. When these specific cultural contexts are marginalized, Islam is reduced to an ahistorical religion without the ability to contribute to humanity. This limited understanding of Islam has been a contributing factor in many of the violent conflicts in the present day. Reflecting on Islam in Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy, supporting the largest Muslim population, Ahmad Syafii Maarif argues for an understanding that is both faithful to Islam’s essential teachings and open to constantly changing social and cultural contexts. Building on this, he then addresses critical contemporary issues such as democracy, human rights, religious freedom, the status of women, and the future of Islam. Through this book the breadth and depth of the ideas of one of Indonesia’s foremost Muslim scholars are made accessible for English language readership.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Foreword
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  1. An Introduction to Ahmad Syafii Maarif: The Man and This Book
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  1. Preface to the Second Edition
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  1. Preface
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Chapter 1. Islam and Nusantara
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  1. Chapter 2. Islam and Democracy
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  1. Chapter 3. Indonesian Islam
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  1. Chapter 4. The Future of Religion
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  1. Chapter 5. Islam, Humanity, and Indonesian Identity
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  1. Afterword
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  1. Selected Bibliography
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  1. About the Author
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  1. About the Translator
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  1. Notes
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  1. Notes to the Introduction
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  1. Notes to Chapter 1
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  1. Notes to Chapter 2
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  1. Notes to Chapter 3
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  1. Notes to Chapter 4
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  1. Notes to Chapter 5
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  1. Notes to the Afterword
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789400603097
Related ISBN
9789087283018
MARC Record
OCLC
1235831174
Launched on MUSE
2021-04-12
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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