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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
A New Trans-yanic Buddhism in the Making?
A New Trans-yanic Buddhism in the Making?
Abstract:This paper examines the impact of globalization on religion. The particular emphasis in this study is on Buddhism, which has been confined to its localities for centuries and now has started traveling. Due to extensive physical encounters among various Buddhist traditions naturally there...
Monday, June 1st, 2009
 A MUSLIM VIEW OF INTER-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE (sharing experien
A MUSLIM VIEW OF INTER-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE (sharing experien
Abstract:The diversity of religions and of Christianity in the world calls for respect and cooperation. Interreligious and intrareligious dialogues can be two of the paths to respond on this calling. Indeed, both kinds of dialogues are not easy especially related to conflicting truths as we can...
Monday, May 11th, 2009
Can A New “Islamic State” Succeed?
Can A New “Islamic State” Succeed?
Abstract:Can A New “Islamic State” Succeed?To tackle this question, one has to look at what the traditional Islamic State was and why it worked so well for so many centuries until it ultimately collapsed. Only then can one understand why the idea is so popular today. Most importantly, one...
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Building Trustworthy Among Christian and Muslim Through Youth Center in Poso, Central Celebes
Building Trustworthy Among Christian and Muslim Through Youth Center in Poso, Central Celebes
Abstract:Horizontal conflict in Poso brought a huge negative impact into the Sintuwu Maroso land. The catastrophe triggers a couple of youth from Christian and Muslim sides to meet together created a center called Youth Center (Komite Kaum Muda). Youth Center is the media of paradigm shift[1] among...
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Jewish Resistance To Conversion In Fourteenth Century Spain
Jewish Resistance To Conversion In Fourteenth Century Spain
Abstract:Jews, Christians and Muslims co-existed more or less amicably on the Iberian Peninsula, in what is now Spain, from about the eighth to the thirteenth century, a situation often called convivencia (living together). By the middle of the thirteenth century, however, convivencia was breaking...
Monday, April 27th, 2009
 Water in the Catholic Pilgrimage Place
Water in the Catholic Pilgrimage Place
 Water in the Catholic Pilgrimage PlaceThe Case Water in Catholic Temple in Ganjuran Bantul AbstractOne characteristic of catholic pilgrimage places is the existence of spring or well (Jv: sendang). It is usually believed that in the pilgrimage places happened miracles related to the spring such...
Friday, April 17th, 2009
Selawatan as a Musical Reflection on The Islamic Law
Selawatan as a Musical Reflection on The Islamic Law
Selawatan as a Musical Reflection on The Islamic LawA Musicologicsl Studies of Islamic Religious Music in the Province of DIYAbstractThis study concerns with an Islamic musical tradition, the selawatan, practiced in almost all traditional Muslim areas of the DIY Province. By utilising...
Monday, April 13th, 2009
Inter-religious dialog in Indonesia: Ideas and Practices
Inter-religious dialog in Indonesia: Ideas and Practices
Abstract:This research is motivated by the fact that compared to many other countries, (institutionalized) inter-religious dialog has had quite a long history in Indonesia. We understand such "inter-religious dialogue" broadly in terms of encounters of people of different faith, but limited our...
Monday, April 6th, 2009
Gone to the Dogs
Gone to the Dogs
Gone to the DogsReading religious texts through a postcolonial critical frameAbstract:Theorist Edward Said has defined criticism as "life enhancing and constitutively opposed to every form of tyranny, domination and abuse, its social goals are noncoercive knowledge produced in the interest of human...
Monday, March 30th, 2009
Women and Sufism
Women and Sufism
Women and Sufism:Considering Women's Perspective of Truth Abstract:The spiritual dimension of Islam is well represented by Sufism. Its doctrines emphasize the spiritual dimension of human beings so that it does not look at the flesh or the corporeal. It views man and woman as the same entity...