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Banding Yosia, Banting Jokowi: Alkitab Membangkir Reformasi dari Atas.

Prior, John (2015) Banding Yosia, Banting Jokowi: Alkitab Membangkir Reformasi dari Atas. Vox, 60 (2). pp. 41-61. ISSN 0216-8804

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This essay analyses the brief reform of King Josiah in 2 Kings 22-23/2 Chronicles 34, concluding that it failed because it was a centralising reform from above, without the necessary support of national and religious structures, nor with a supportive mass social movement from below. This failure is then compared with the first year of Joko Widodo's term as the President of Indonesia, a reform president in the model of Josiah, without the support of the rest of the Indonesia government, nor with mass pressure for reform from social networks. Lasting reform must come from below, like that of the prophet Joshua of Nazareth.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Josiah, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), social reform, social movements, change from above, change from below.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
B - New Testament
B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr John Prior
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 23:49
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 23:49
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1889

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