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Witness and Presence Encountering Secular Society by Putting the Last First.

Prior, John (2015) Witness and Presence Encountering Secular Society by Putting the Last First. In: Intercultural Mission. ISPCK, Dehli, pp. 266-279. ISBN 978-81-8465-491-2

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In line with Bernard Lonergan this essay attempts to "listen to all the voices" in secular society as experienced in Muslim Indonesia. Accentuating the positive without neglecting the negative, two concepts are viewed from the perspective of Indonesian Islam: liberalism and pluralism. While the secular is commercialising religion in urban areas and via cyberspace, and pluralism is bringing with it social and cultural fluidity which has given rise to fundamentalist reactions, these challenges have also brought liberal and plural Islamic movements to the fore.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: secularism, liberalism, pluralism, Indonesian Islam, fundamentalist Islam, liberal Islam.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
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Depositing User: Dr John Prior
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 23:49
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 04:49
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1881

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