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Friday, April 12th, 2013
The Sufi Psalms of David: Inter-Religious Polemic or Internal Critique
The Sufi Psalms of David: Inter-Religious Polemic or Internal Critique
There are notable Muslim compositions contains God’s exhortations to David. These compositions numerously in form of manuscripts considered as the ‘Psalms of David,’ they do not contain the Biblical Psalms. Based on a survey to five manuscripts, it is concluded that they...
Monday, April 8th, 2013
Republicanism as A Religion: Imperialist Iconography in French Indochina
Republicanism as A Religion: Imperialist Iconography in French Indochina
It has become truism to remark that works of Christian missonary oftentimes collaborate with colonialism. However, that is not the case for French colonial empire from 1871 to 1940 in Indochina, which excessively characterized by anti-clerical republicanism. In fact, the Third Republic used...
Monday, April 1st, 2013
Islamic Psychology and Integration of Science
Islamic Psychology and Integration of Science
There are considerable criticisms from Muslim intellectuals to modern psychology due to its Cartesian-Newtonian character and science cooptation to it. This strengthen Islamic psychology to be an alternative paradigm. Historically, it is highly emphasized that Islamic Psychology experienced...
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Imagining Diversity in Yogyakarta
Imagining Diversity in Yogyakarta
It has become truism to remark that historic events significantly frame people imagination. In this regard, regional existence both socially and historically constructed through imagination of their citizens. For instance, inclusivity of Yogyakarta is a construction of of long historical periods...
Monday, March 18th, 2013
Post-Reformasi's Muslim-Christian Converse in Indonesia: The Case of Solo
Post-Reformasi's Muslim-Christian Converse in Indonesia: The Case of Solo
It has become truism to remark that peaceful co-existence in Indonesia is a durable one. But ethnic violence and/or religious conflict in the archipelago country also have long history. Paradoxically, there are increasing religious convergence and divergence thoroghout relations between Muslim and...
Monday, March 11th, 2013
Recent Development of Pantecostal and Charismatic Movements in Indonesia
Recent Development of Pantecostal and Charismatic Movements in Indonesia
The rise of Pantecostal Charismatic movements is one of the most significant development within Christianity. Throughout the world, followers of the movements estimated millions of people or they represent at least one quarter of all Christian followers and contribute in direct or indirect...
Monday, March 4th, 2013
Rethinking Occidentalism: Transformation and Construction on Controversies about the Pornography Law in Indonesia
Rethinking Occidentalism: Transformation and Construction on Controversies about the Pornography Law in Indonesia
There has been remarkable discursive explosion in recent years on the binary polarization between the East and the West, especially after the phenomenal deadly attacks to the symbol of American capitalism, the twin tower WTC (World Trade Center), on 11 September 2001. Following this historic...
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
The Islamization of Blambangan
The Islamization of Blambangan
It has become truism to remark that in 1768 there was a return of a relatively peaceful condition. However, this is merely a “negative peace” due to terminating of resistances against the VOC in Blambangan through arresting of Pangeran Wilis. In that historic event, the first two...
Friday, February 8th, 2013
On Corruption in Indonesia: A Cultural-Religious Perspective
On Corruption in Indonesia: A Cultural-Religious Perspective
It has become truism to remark that it is extremely difficult to eradicate corruption in Indonesia. Rampant corruption in Indonesian political system is highly related to the socio-cultural concepts of shame (gengsi), and sacrifice (rezeki). It seems that the both concepts are considerably...
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
On the Connections Between Religion and Disaster
On the Connections Between Religion and Disaster
It has become truism to remark, secularization is apparently not taken place everywhe in the present world, therefore the subject of religions are remaining significant and important. Meanwhile, there is the rising of the number of disasters associated with natural disasters. In this regard,...