Amsterdam University Press
Feeling Threatened
Title
Feeling Threatened
Subtitle
Muslim-Christian Relations in Indonesia’s New Order
Price
€ 55,95
ISBN
9789053569382
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
428
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies

Mujiburrahman

Feeling Threatened

Muslim-Christian Relations in Indonesia’s New Order

Muslim-Christian relations were an important element of the social and political dynamics of Indonesia and an ever-sensitive subject of government policy during the New Order period (1966-1998). Tense relations and mutual suspicions between Indonesia’s Muslim majority and its significant Christian minority were reflected in Christian fear of Muslim efforts to turn the country into an Islamic state and Muslim anxieties about domestic Christian missionary activities. At first the regime made heavyhanded efforts to contain inter-religious conflict, but its attitude towards vocal Muslim groups shifted from suppression to accommodation. State and private institutions organized talks between the two communities, but they proved ineffective at improving Muslim-Christian relations. These socio-political developments in turn contributed to violence coloured by Islamic and Christian sentiments after the fall of the regime.
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Author

Mujiburrahman

Mujiburrahman was als AIO van 2001 tot 2005 aan het ISIM verbonden. Hij is nu docent aan het State Institute of Islamic Studies Antasari in Banjarmasin, Indonesia